Facundo Pellistri comments on his hopes as playing time clause revealed

Facundo Pellistri is hoping to bounce back after the international break to become a regular at Alaves.

Early on into the Uruguayan’s loan, the spell has not been going too well in La Liga.

Pellistri only has one start to date, while Alaves sit in 19th in the league with six losses from seven games, the exception a surprise victory over champions Atletico Madrid.

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In an interview with The Athletic, Pellistri says he is anxious to play more regularly.


Pellistri said: “I am looking for minutes. I want to play, to start, to get experience in the different type of matches.

“I want to play on the right wing, but I can play on the left. When you come on as a substitute, the match story has already been written, it’s difficult and you don’t always play in your natural position.”

Pellistri added that he knows his chances at Manchester United are dependent on his loan success.

He said: “I’m only 19, but regular playing time is important.”

United have a recall clause

Manchester United are unlikely to be too impressed with Pellistri’s current lack of game time. A January recall is a possibility.

Goal.com Spain report there is a clause in the contract with Alaves allowing United to automatically recall Pellistri if he plays fewer than 1,000 minutes before January.

Pellistri currently has a total of 196 minutes to his name at Alaves so far.

The 1,000 figure is still very achievable, especially if he gets a run of five consecutive starts or so.

But United would rather he smash through it rather than scrape it.

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Even if Pellistri just about makes the 1,000 minutes, there still may be other ways for United to change up the loan.

Especially if Pellistri himself tells Alaves he wants out.

At this stage it is too early for United or Pellistri to make a decision, but the club should be doing some due diligence to try and find some alternatives clubs for the winger already.

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