Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that fans may be forced to wait to see promising new-addition Facundo Pellistri in action after the Norwegian boss admitted the winger is ‘one for the future’. Facundo joined Red Devils on deadline day earlier this summer from Diego Forlan’s CA Penarol in a move which cost Man United £8m.
The Uruguayan winger is widely regarded as one of South America’s hottest prospects after featuring in 37 games in all tournaments last campaign and being directly involved in an excellent six goals.
However, ahead of today’s important PL game with Newcastle United and despite being left down to their bare bones on the right side of the pitch, the Norwegian manager is not expected to award Pellistri his Red Devils debut.
Man United’s new teenager, the Norwegian tactician said: “Yes. He’s a young boy coming from Uruguay. He’s signing in the tradition of what we do here which is to bring young players in and let them grow and develop and become the player they can be.”
“Of course we’ll give him time. He’s more one for the future than now, but he’s exciting and he’s shown some things in training that we don’t really have here. I’m looking forward to helping him develop and helping him settle.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that his side can get a crucial three-points when they travel to Newcastle later today after already losing two of their opening three PL games, including a 6-1 thumping against Tottenham.