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Facundo Pellistri responds after his agent says he could leave Man Utd because of Erik ten Hag

Facundo Pellistri responds after his agent says he could leave Man Utd because of Erik ten Hag

The Uruguayan forward is currently on loan at La Liga side Granada.

Facundo Pellistri has responded after his agent suggested it would be "difficult" for the Uruguayan to stay at Manchester United if Erik ten Hag remains at the helm.

The 22-year-old winger, who has made 14 appearances for United this season, joined La Liga side Granada on loan in January after struggling to hold down a first-team spot at Old Trafford.

So far, Pellistri has played in three games for Alex Medina's side, including a 3-3 draw against Barcelona on February 11 that featured a goal from the Uruguay international.

It's been a promising start to life in southern Spain, and the player's agent, Edgardo Lasalvia, has already commented on his future at Manchester United, as well as manager Erik ten Hag.

Speaking to Sport 890, Lasalvia said: "Whether he returns to Manchester in the middle of the year will depend on the performance he shows. If Ten Hag continues, it’s going to be difficult.

"Ten Hag hasn’t used him, valued him, or treated him like a professional.”

Pellistri has since given his take on the matter, saying he is "very happy" with his current situation at Granada as he looks to earn more first-team minutes at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes.

“The whole time I was in Manchester was incredible, the experiences I had, I shared with the best players in the world and I was able to play many important games,” Pellistri told ESPN.

“Today I am in a stage of looking for more minutes, I am very happy with the opportunity and with how things are going, and when the time comes I will put everything on the scale and see what to do.”

According to a 'well-placed' Manchester Evening News source, United shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe is "not completely sold" on Ten Hag and is exploring options for the managerial position.

Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is reportedly one of the names at the top of their wishlist.

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

Speaking on Ten Hag, Pellistri described the United boss as "very good" on a tactical level and mentioned that the training sessions at Carrington were "very intense".

He added: “Manchester was not finding a win, when a great team enters that situation everything becomes more difficult and day-to-day life is more complicated.

"Now he has picked up a little and hopefully at the end of the season the goal of reaching the Champions League will be achieved."

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Topics: Facundo Pellistri, Manchester United, Premier League, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, La Liga