Pellistri lined up alongside fellow newcomer Alvaro Fernandez and senior players like Brandon Williams and Marcos Rojo, helping the Red Devils secure a 2-1 win.
The 18-year-old, who was an unused substitute in United’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, was given a harsh welcome to English football.
He was the subject of a number of tough challenges, with Beni Baningime and Seb Quirk both getting booked for tackles on Pellistri.
Asked about Pellistri’s performance in his post-match interview, United’s Under-23s boss Neil Wood said: “It was ‘welcome to England!’
“But it was great for him to get 90 minutes on the pitch and a first taste of English football. I’m sure he can build from this experience.”
Williams added: “Facundo’s done very well since coming in. He doesn’t speak that much English but he’s learning. He’ll kick on from this and I’ll be here to help him if I can. I enjoyed playing with him.”
Pellistri has been earmarked as one for the future by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his Uruguayan compatriot and fellow United new boy Edinson Cavani is a big fan.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Cavani said: “Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game.
“He’s the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game, and the way he lives his football is a bit like, as we say in Uruguay, being on el campito , as we call it, a makeshift pitch where you have a kickabout for fun with your mates or whoever.
“He’s a youngster who has a lot to learn but who has a lot to offer too. He’s already shown what he can do at Peñarol, in the games where he’s featured. I’ve liked him from the moment he made his first-team debut at Peñarol, I liked him a lot.
“He’s coming here to the club, without a doubt determined to learn and mature as a player, but also to make a good contribution here himself.
“Learning his trade here is also going to be a great experience for him. So it’s going to be good meeting up with him and travelling together on this journey in this new chapter for us both.”
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