Director Eric Ten Haag is satisfied with the growth of Facundo Pellistri.

Felistri is a 2001 Uruguay-born prospect who plays as a winger. He made his professional debut through Uruguay’s prestigious Pena Roll Youth and transferred to Manchester United in 2020. In 2021, he went on loan to Deportivo Alaves to build on his experience.

He returned after gaining experience at Alaves, but never had a chance at United. Wingers such as Marcus Rashford, Anthony, and Jadon Sancho were lined up in the position, and they were mainly substitutes. However, in the quarterfinals of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) held in early January, he was put in in the 39th minute of the second half and helped Rashford score in the 6th minute.

It was evaluated that Pellistri, who showed an impact in a short time, needed more playing time. Felistri was selected to represent Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar and played in all three group stage matches. There were many predictions that coach Eric Ten Hag would give him a chance right after the World Cup, but in the end, he only played one match.

Opinions are being raised that Pellistri should leave the team when the opportunity is not given. South American soccer expert Tim Vickery told British media ‘Sky Sports’, “Pellistri is currently unhappy. He obviously expected to travel a lot after attending the World Cup, but he did not.”

However, recently, he is slowly gaining recognition from manager Ten Hag. Since last February, he has been steadily playing as a bench member in the English Premier League (EPL), and also took the opportunity to participate in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL). So far, Felistri has appeared in 3 league matches, 2 Europa League matches and 2 EFL Cup matches. 스포츠토토

Seeing him grow every time, manager Ten Haag is satisfied. European football transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said: “Coach Ten Haag and the Manchester United board are very happy with Pellistri’s growth.”

He added: “Man United are looking to offer Felis Tri a new long-term contract. They are in talks with his agent and negotiations are expected to take place within this month.” He, who once did not receive a chance and even thought about renting, is being discussed as a long-term renewal contract as he continues to grow.

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