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Facundo Pellistri dropped a masterclass for Uruguay, Man United fans are loving it

Facundo Pellistri dropped a masterclass for Uruguay, Man United fans are loving it

Uruguay were in action against Nicaragua

Manchester United fans are loving Facundo Pellistri’s performance for Uruguay.

On Wednesday night, the 21-year-old started as Uruguay took on Nicaragua in a friendly clash.

Having started on the right side of the attack, Pellistri produced a brilliant first-half performance as he chipped in with two assists, whilst he also looked sharp with the ball.

In the end, Uruguay came out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Matias Arezo, Brian Rodriguez and a brace from Rodrigo Zalazar.

United fans were quick to react to Pellistri’s display on social media.

One said: “Facundo Pellistri in that 1st half has been absolutely sensational…

2 very well-taken assists, looked so good in tight spaces & is constantly causing the opposition problems. Top performance.”

Another tweeted: “He is the sort of winger a striker would benefit from more. As a matter of fact, Weghorst’s only goal at OT was directly from his wing play. Our current wide men are not really creators. Hope he gets a Prem loan next season. Needs about 20-30 games a season to develop.”

A third fan added: “We have a gem on our hands.”

Someone else wrote: “I have been advocating all season, the lad needs more chances. Has looked great every time he has played. Personally, I like the fact that he is a right-footer playing on the right.”

Whilst a fifth commented: “For a second I thought that was Messi.”

Throughout the 22/23 season, Pellistri’s opportunities were limited as he only made 10 appearances across all competitions, providing just one assist.

In a recent interview with United's official website, Pellistri praised manager Erik ten Hag.

He said: “It’s incredible [to be managed by Ten Hag].

“He has a very good mentality. In the first days he arrived here, he was very clear with his ideas and I think we are looking [like we understand his ideas] on the pitch every match.

“He has the clear idea, he is telling you all the time things you have to improve and I think that’s the way we can get to the top.”

Featured Image Credit: AUFTV

Topics: Manchester United, Fan Reactions, Facundo Pellistri, Football, Uruguay