Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is now wanted on loan by Sheffield United.
A new option has emerge for Manchester United to consider over the future of winger Facundo Pellistri.
The Telegraph report newly promoted Sheffield United have enquired about signing Pellistri on a season long loan.
The report states: “Pellistri will need United to sanction the move before a medical and other formalities of the deal are completed.”
Manchester United have decision to make over Pellistri
Manchester United have a dilemma over Facundo Pellistri right now. He has featured from the bench in the past two games, replacing Antony, who has not begun the season in good form.
Pellistri is a lot closer to the first team than he was a year ago, featuring in the league at the start of this season, however, he has never started a Premier League game.
United are torn between sending Pellistri out on loan to gain further experience, and keeping the Uruguay international as cover.
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Pellistri, who featured at the 2022 World Cup, has been elevated into a prominent role amid an injury to Amad Diallo, who was also vying for a spot.
In his brief cameo appearances this season, Pellistri has looked lively, shown invention, and scored in pre-season against Athletic Bilbao.
United can play Jadon Sancho on the right wing, and may choose to do so. But letting Pellistri leave increases the pressure on Antony, and many fans would actually like to see the youngster start this weekend against Nottingham Forest.
Are Sheffield United the right club
The secondary aspect to this for Manchester United to consider is whether Sheffield United are the right club to send Pellistri out on loan to.
From a positive perspective, this is a chance for the winger to acclimatise to the Premier League, and better equip himself for life at Manchester United.
On the other hand, the Blades are expected to struggle and have lost their opening two games. If they continue to lose games, will they stick with their manager, and how could this impact Pellistri?
He had two loan spells at Spanish relegation battlers Alaves, which did not really benefit his development as he saw so little of the ball.
A very different alternative is a loan move to Dutch side FC Twente, who have openly admitted interest, per ESPN.
Twente have won their opening Eredivisie games and finished in the top five last season. Would it actually benefit him more to win games, make an impact in the final third, and enjoy his football more, rather than the very harsh lessons of potentially demoralising losses at Sheffield United?
This the balance United have to weigh up, before rushing into granting him permission to undergo a medical at Bramall Lane, if Erik ten Hag wants him to leave at all.