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Facundo Pellistri sends his girlfriend the same text message before every Man Utd match

Facundo Pellistri sends his girlfriend the same text message before every Man Utd match

The Man Utd star has revealed all.

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri has revealed he sends his girlfriend the same 'silly' text message before every match.

The Uruguay international has had something of a breakout campaign so far this season, having struggled to break into the team previously.

Pellistri joined United from Uruguayan side Penarol in 2020, before being sent out on loan twice.

And despite praise from manager Erik ten Hag for his efforts in training, it took him until the latter stages of last season to make his first Premier League appearance.

But the situations involving Antony and Jadon Sancho, leading to both players being unavailable in recent weeks, has given Pellistri a true chance to impress.

He has started two of United's last three fixtures on the right wing, including the 4-3 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

The 21-year-old has now revealed a superstition he has before every United match - sending his girlfriend, Cami Garcia, the exact same text message.

He told the club's official website: "I send messages to my family, and my girlfriend makes fun of me because I send the same messages to her every time: three heart emojis, then one more."

Pellistri added that if she replies, the winger has to send the message again before he can enter the field of play.

He also revealed a number of other superstitions, including putting his two socks together to see which one is longer. He then puts the longer sock on his right foot.

Pellistri added: "I think every football player has them [superstitions]. I don't know why - you see the things you do and they're silly, but they're the rituals you do before every match."

The winger will hope that his pre-match rituals help him to produce more good performances going forward as he looks to establish himself in the United starting XI.

Featured Image Credit: Getty / Instagram/Facundo Pellistri

Topics: Facundo Pellistri, Manchester United, Premier League, Erik Ten Hag