Luis Suarez has replied to Facundo Pellistri‘s Instagram post after the Manchester United winger broke his silence following Uruguay’s dramatic World Cup exit.
The 20-year-old, who is yet to make his Manchester United debut despite signing from Penarol over two years ago, came back into La Celeste’s starting line-up for the crucial final Group H game against Ghana.
Having impressed off the bench against Portugal, Uruguay boss Diego Alonso brought United’s number 28 back into his starting line-up for the grudge clash against the Black Stars on Friday.
The South Americans won the game 2-0 and looked to be joining Portugal in the last-16 as Group H runners-up but Hwang Hee-Chan’s 91st minute winner for South Korea against the Selecao sent the Asian nation into the round of 16 at La Celeste’s expense.
Facundo Pellistri breaks silence after Uruguay’s dramatic World Cup exit, Luis Suarez responds
Just before Pellistri was replaced in the 66th minute, the ten-time Uruguay international had a great chance to score his first international goal, but his effort went past the near post.
Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, who will have probably played his last World Cup match, didn’t take Uruguay’s exit at all well.
As he was trudging towards the tunnel, the Valencia striker pushed over the VAR monitor.
After taking time to digest Uruguay’s exit in his first World Cup, Pellistri took to Instagram yesterday to summarise his feelings.
His post read: “My first World Cup. It was my dream to play one and I achieved it. Didn’t have the ending we wanted, but that’s football. So sad we didn’t achieve more. Thank you to everyone who supported! This continues, we will come back stronger!”
Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Suarez responded to Pellistri’s post in what can only be described as in typical Suarez fashion.
The 35-year-old replied to Pellistri: “We have to keep doing it! screwing you’ll always have a rematch! I kept giving you the best always.”
With none of United’s World Cup contingent forming part of the 29-man squad that has flew out to Spain for warm-weather training and two friendlies, it’ll be interesting to see whether Pellistri forms part of Erik ten Hag’s matchday squad for the Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against Burnley in 17 days time.