Facundo Pellistri

‘I really love the way he plays’ – Cavani discusses Man Utd’s ‘mischievous’ new boy Pellistri

Edinson Cavani has discussed the quality of Manchester United new boy, Facundo Pellistri, admitting he loves the way the ‘mischievous’ youngster plays the game.

Cavani signed for the Premier League side as their marquee arrival of an active deadline day, where he will be joined in Manchester by teenage compatriot Pellistri who signed in a surprise deal from Penarol.

Pellistri arrived as part of a busy final day of the window for the Red Devils, signing alongside Cavani and Alex Telles, with a deal also agreed for Atalanta winger Amad Diallo who will arrive in January.

The 18-year-old has impressed since breaking into the first-team at his boyhood side and attracted interest from elsewhere in Europe before heading to Old Trafford, with Cavani revealing what fans can expect from the exciting prospect in the coming seasons.

“Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game,” Cavani told United’s official website.

“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. 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.

“Learning his trade here is also going to be a great experience for him. So, it’s going to be good meeting up with him and travelling together on this journey in this new chapter for us both.”

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