Edinson Cavani has heaped praise onto Manchester United’s other Uruguayan signing this summer, Facundo Pellistri.
The exciting young winger was a more low-key arrival at Old Trafford late on in the transfer window, but he looks a huge prospect and it’s clear Cavani thinks very highly of him.
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The pair are yet to play for Man Utd since making the move to England, but Cavani seems to think his fellow countryman could be a superb purchase for the club.
Speaking to the club’s official site, Cavani gave glowing praise to Pellistri, saying: “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 Penarol, in the games where he’s featured. I’ve liked him from the moment he made his first-team debut at Penarol, I liked him a lot.
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“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.”
United have a proud history of bringing through young players, so they’ll hope Pellistri can be the latest to shine at youth level before getting opportunities in the first-team at some point in the near future.
For now, however, Cavani is likely to be the name they see more of this season, but it’s quite a compliment for Pellistri that this proven world class forward seems to know a lot about him and rate him so highly.