Martinez and De Gea send supportive messages to Facundo Pellistri after return to training
With such little time actually spent at Manchester United since signing, due to two loan spells and then an injury, you could forgive Facundo Pellistri for feeling like a bit of an outside.
Manchester United’s players are thankfully doing everything to ensure this is not the case. The young winger has clearly made a big impression.
After returning to training, he has received messages from Lisandro Martinez and David de Gea urging him to now make the most of it.
United players messages to Pellistri
Pellistri posted a message on Instagram expressing his excitement to be back. David de Gea and Lisandro Martinez both responded to try and spur him on.
De Gea urged Pellistri to ‘hit it’, while Martinez wrote ‘let’s go with everything’.
Pellistri had suffered an ankle injury on pre-season against Atletico Madrid in Norway. This denied him the chance to secure a loan move, which may actually work in his favour.
The young winger could now get a long awaited Manchester United first team chance in October, where the team will play nine matches.
Pellistri scored for United against Liverpool in pre-season, and is on course to make Uruguay’s World Cup squad.
Despite his international success with Uruguay, Pellistri’s club calendar year has been so difficult that he has not started a competitive game at club level in 2022, with Alaves repeatedly overlooking him after changing their manager.
Now back at United and finally fit, Pellistri will head away with Uruguay to hopefully get some game time and build his fitness up.
Then he will return to Carrington for a hectic month of October, to ‘hit it’ and try and make an impression for manager Erik ten Hag.