Manchester United prospect Facundo Pellistri certainly caught the eye of supporters who watched the U23s own version of the Manchester derby.
The young Uruguayan has yet to make a first-team appearance but if he keeps up his performances for the youth team, there’s no doubt he’ll soon make his debut.
Pellistri joined on deadline day during the summer, coming from his native country and fans were excited to see what kind of potential he has.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quickly cooled excitement and insisted the former Penarol man was one for the future and not to expect an immediate impact.
Pellistri has looked more and more settled since arriving and seems to be making quite a wave in the U23s.
Some nice work down the right-hand side before Facundo Pellistri puts United into the lead 💪 pic.twitter.com/TNp20XQYTl
— utdreport Academy (@utdreportAcad) December 13, 2020
Scoring against Manchester City, whatever the level, will certainly endear Pellistri to the fans who now can’t wait to see him make his debut.
He’s arguably settled in better than many anticipated and the hope is he can make the step up to the first-team soon.
United desperately need a natural right-winger and so the sooner Pellistri is ready, the better.
Amad Diallo is expected to arrive in January as well and so that should give Solskjaer some more options to work with.
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