Manchester United fans would like to see more of Facundo Pellistri ahead of the 2022-23 season following his excellent assist for Uruguay vs Mexico on Thursday night.
Pellistri, 20, is yet to make his competitive debut for Man Utd after joining the club from Penarol in October 2020 for a reported €10 million fee.
However, the talented South American has already scored for the Red Devils, netting in a 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Derby County last July.
Pellistri has since spent the season on loan with La Liga outfit Alaves but was unable to prevent the team from finishing bottom of the table.
Despite that, the young winger may have given United boss Erik ten Hag some food for thought with an impressive showing in Uruguay’s 3-0 victory over Mexico in Arizona.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JUNE 02: Facundo Pellistri #8 of Team Uruguay controls the ball ahead of Jesús Alberto Angulo #27 of Team Mexico during the first half of an international friendly match at at State Farm Stadium on June 02, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Video: Facundo Pellistri’s assist vs Mexico
He produced a magical assist at the start of the second half, displaying his skill, pace and strength to burst down the right wing before teeing up Edinson Cavani to score.
Watch Pellistri’s superb assist here:
Facundo Pellistri’s assist to Edinson Cavani against Mexico 🔥🇺🇾
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) June 3, 2022
That’s an outstanding piece of play.
Now let’s check out some of the reaction from United fans:
Will Facundo Pellistri be part of Man Utd’s 2022-23 squad?
It will be fascinating to see if Ten Hag does give Pellistri an opportunity to prove himself in pre-season.
Man Utd return to action in July with warm-up games against Liverpool, Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 24: Facundo Pellistri of Manchester United and Dominic Ball of Queens Park Rangers during the pre-season friendly match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on July 24, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
They will also play Atletico Madrid before the 2022-23 Premier League season gets underway.
And Pellistri will be aiming to show Ten Hag that he might be the solution to United’s right wing conundrum.
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