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On-Loan Manchester United Sensation Facundo Pellistri Put In A Remarkable Performance Vs Atletico Madrid

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On-Loan Manchester United Sensation Facundo Pellistri Put In A Remarkable Performance Vs Atletico Madrid

Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri has been praised for a coming of age performance on loan at Deportivo Alaves vs Atletico Madrid.

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Pellistri arrived at United from Uruguayan outfit Penarol in the summer and joined up with Alaves in January.

The 19-year-old is regarded as a top talent and managed to stand out against one of Spain's best teams on Sunday.

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Atletico won the game 1-0 thanks to a Luis Suarez strike but all eyes were on Pellistri.


Despite Atletico's reputation for being robust at the back, it didn't faze the winger who was keen to take men on.

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Pellistri always looked comfortable in possession and had no trouble with firing at goal when required.

Alaves only had 38% possession in the game so it's a testament to Pellistri's skill that he managed to stand out.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Right wing has been a problem position at United for some time and this season has seen them play Mason Greenwood and Daniel James there.

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Pellistri's emergence has excited Red Devils fans and they believe he, alongside Amad Diallo, could be the future of that position.


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The youngster's performance came around the same time United were in action against Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

But Kelechi Iheanacho struck twice either side of Youri Tielemans' drive to secure a 3-1 win and a place in the semi-finals.

The Foxes will take on Southampton for a place in the final against one of Manchester City or Chelsea.

Featured Image Credit: @CompsMU/Twitter

Topics: Alaves, Football, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, La Liga

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