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Manchester United Loanee Produces Brilliant Assist Leaving Fans Excited

Ryan Sidle

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Manchester United Loanee Produces Brilliant Assist Leaving Fans Excited

Manchester United fans were left impressed on Thursday night, after on loan star Facundo Pellistri's brilliant assist for departing star Edinson Cavani.

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It's set to be a summer of change at Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag's arrival and a group of players having already confirmed they're on their way out.

This week has already seen confirmation that Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have left, with Nemanja Matic set to join them and Cavani having also gone, but only after flipping off some fans.

That could open up some big opportunities for youth players, those on the fringes of the first team and anyone who has been out on loan.

For the final group, Donny van de Beek has been expected to feature but Pellistri is certainly a name many wouldn't have thought about.

However, on Thursday night he produced a moment of class to set up Cavani, as Uruguay beat Mexico 3-0 in a friendly, and fans are now calling for him to be in the team.

"Mr Ten hag don't sign a Winger please let him , Amad , Elanga, Garnacho , Sancho and Rashford show us what they got," one fan replied.

"Really hope Pellistri gets a run this season and if at all he gets a loan, should be to a Premier League club," another added.

One commenter either got carried away or pointed out how bad things have been at United, saying, "If this kid gets proper management, he might end up being one of the best things to ever happen to United in recent time.

"Close control, strong and visionary."

Many were looking forward to the 20-year-old being in the team for the next campaign, and another added, "I think Pellistri should come back and be our starting RW with Sancho/Rashford on the left. He looks so comfortable there."

Other fans were also high on pointing out that Pellistri looked better than Anthony Elanga, who played a lot on the right for United last season, that Amad Diallo should also be given a chance, and how Cavani somehow managed to be fit for his national team.

Cavani spent most of his time in his final season on the bench or injured. Image: Alamy
Cavani spent most of his time in his final season on the bench or injured. Image: Alamy

Pellistri signed for United in October 2020, at the end of the transfer window, on the same day as his Uruguayan teammate, after a recommendation from Diego Forlan.

The 20-year-old is yet to play for the Premier League side and has spent the last two seasons on loan at La Liga side Alaves, though he hasn't exactly impressed.

As the side were relegated from Spain's top tier, finishing bottom of the table, the winger started just six games and didn't score or assist any goals in that time.

Alongside the need to bring in their own fringe players, and improve those already in the first team, Ten Hag is also looking for bw signings.

Frenkie de Jong remains one of their main targets but international duty may have also seen Cristiano Ronaldo tap up another player the club want.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Edinson Cavani, Uruguay

Ryan Sidle
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