Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s been impressed with teenage signing Facundo Pellistri in his first few days as a Manchester United player.
The teenage Uruguayan winger joined United in a £9million deal on the non-domestic transfer deadline day earlier this month, and he has been training with the first-team players who have not been on international duty in the past few days.
Pellistri was one of four new faces signed by United on the same day earlier this month, with Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani going straight into the first-team picture and teenage winger Amad Diallo staying at Atalanta until January.
Like Diallo, Pellistri is seen as one for the future by the club, but his new manager likes what he sees.
“Facundo, he’s been in training with us for two days. Very exciting, young, enthusiastic player with some attributes that we don’t have,” said Solskjaer at his press conference on Friday ahead of the weekend’s trip to Newcastle.
“Of course, he’s one maybe more for the future, maybe not for just now because he’s still 18.”
Solskjaer went on to discuss both left-back Telles and forward Cavani, but suggested that it might be a while before United fans see them in action.
“Alex came in yesterday and did his recovery after a long, long flight from Sao Paulo having come on twice for Brazil. So we’re looking forward to integrating him,” he said.
“Edinson [Cavani] is still not been with the group because of his quarantine.
“All three of them have got something different to what we have. And they’ll definitely come in and help us.
“I think the group as well are looking forward to having them join in.”
Telles could go into the squad for the Newcastle game, but Cavani has been ruled out and could make his United debut at former club Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
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