Facundo Pellistri wants to stay at Manchester United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to loan him

Facundo Pellistri DISAGREES Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and wants to stay at Manchester United this season after scoring in a friendly win over Derby… with the Red Devils boss saying it is in his ‘best interest’ to have another to make a temporary switch

  • Facundo Pellistri disagrees with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sending him back on loan
  • The 19-year-old scored in Manchester United’s friendly 2-1 over Derby
  • Pellistri said he ‘would like to stay’ at United and fight for a spot in the first team
  • But Solskjaer said a new loan for Pellistri would be in his ‘best interest’

Winger Facundo Pellistri has said he disagrees with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s assessment that another loan is in his ‘best interest’.

The 19-year-old winger joined Manchester United for £9 million from Uruguayan side Penarol last year, but has yet to play for the club.

He was loaned to Alaves in January, where he made 12 appearances without goals or assists.

Solskjaer (pictured) sent Pellistri on loan to Alaves last season

Facundo Pellistri (left) disagrees with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) sending him back on loan

Pellistri (left), 19, impressed by the winner to score in United's pre-season friendly win in Derby

Pellistri (left), 19, impressed by the winner to score in United’s pre-season friendly win in Derby

But Pellistri insisted that he wanted to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place. He made a strong case for himself after impressing in United’s 2-1 win over Derby in a pre-season winner, where Pellistri scored the winner.

After the match against MUTV about the return to Alavas, Pellistri said: “I’ve been loaned to Alaves, I feel good, now I’m doing my best here and always moving forward.

“I’d love to stay here, but I’m still working hard, improving and continuing to work.

The Red Devils took over Pellistri from the Uruguayan Penarol last year, but sent him on a rental basis

The Red Devils took over Pellistri from the Uruguayan Penarol last year, but sent him on a rental basis

“There is a lot of young talent, all the boys want to improve, the training is very tough and I am very happy about that, because young boys are doing their best and are looking for a place in the first team.”

But Pellistri doesn’t seem to have convinced Solskjaer, who said after the Derby match the young Uruguayan would most likely leave Old Trafford again.

“I see a loan for him, there is a lot of interest and for his interest there would be a loan that we are looking for,” the United boss said.

Pellistri said he 'would like to stay at United but Solskjaer said another loan is best for him'

Pellistri said he ‘would like to stay at United but Solskjaer said another loan is best for him’

Solskjaer also found time to praise Pellistri for his goal in the match.

“It was a very good goal, the first touch set him up and he is very good at dribbling so going past the keeper was no problem.

“He was clear when he came up. I think he showed what he is because he is a difficult player to play against.

“He can pass people one against one, so (I’m) very happy with him.”

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