Penarol chiefs reveal Ole’s plans for new Man Utd signing Pellistri

Joe Williams
Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans on putting Facundo Pellistri “straight” into his Man Utd first team, according to Penarol secretary Evaristo Gonzalez.

Pellistri signed a five-year deal  at Man Utd after completing a move for a fee understood to be 10million euros (£9m) from Penarol in his home country.

On joining, the Uruguayan winger said: “To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true.

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“I have learnt a lot at Penarol and I would like to thank them for everything they have done for me. To have the confidence of the manager is an amazing feeling and I know that working with him will be perfect for my development.

“I am coming into a squad full of great players who I will learn from every day. Everyone knows that Manchester United is a club that gives young players an opportunity and I am ready to work hard every day to earn those chances and prove myself in England.”

Despite his relative inexperience, Penarol claim that Pellistri will be thrown straight into Solskjaer’s first-team plans.

“Pellistri is going straight to the first team. He’s going to play,” Gonzalez told Referi (via The Metro).

“During negotiations they asked me if I could guarantee that he was in the bubble because they need him.

“Then it will be a matter of whether the manager uses him.”

Penarol’s vice-president Rodolfo Cantino added: “Everything was agreed, even the form of payment. There are two payments, one now and the other in July 2021, which we accept because Manchester United are a top club.

“Of course we asked for it [to keep Pellistri on loan], we tried in every way but they argued that they wanted the player now. It’s normal, when a European club buys a player, they go there immediately.”