Manchester United: Erik ten Hag ‘to hand Facundo Pellistri a chance to impress in pre-season’
Erik ten Hag ‘is giving young Man United winger Facundo Pellistri a chance this summer to impress him during pre-season’, with the starlet ‘ keen to put in more minutes to start for Uruguay at the World Cup’
- Facundo Pellistri’s future at Manchester United is unclear due to lack of playing time
- The young attacker gets the chance to impress boss Erik ten Hag
- Reports say the 20-year-old will get preseason minutes this summer
Erik ten Hag is poised to give young Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri a chance this summer to impress him as he prepares for the season, according to reports.
The promising starlet typically shined for Uruguay during his international service but struggled to impress this season after a slack loan spell at Alaves.
Last summer, he rejoined the LaLiga club after spending the second half of the 2020-21 season there, but has only made six starts this season.
Facundo Pellistri gets the chance to impress Erik ten Hag at Manchester United
As a result, his long-term future at Old Trafford looks uncertain.
however, the Manchester Evening News have claimed that Pellitri will be given minutes to demonstrate that he deserves a first-team spot next season.
After that, boss Ten Hag would make a decision on the best way to continue the development of the attacker, and United are also looking to strengthen that area.
Another loan spell has not been ruled out, and the same outlet has added that the 20-year-old is keen to earn regular playing time next season.
New boss Ten Hag will keep a close eye on his team in preparation while he wants to strengthen
Striker Pellistri has impressed with Uruguay but his long-term future at club level is less certain
He has therefore also acknowledged that a temporary departure could help him confirm his claim for a spot in Uruguay’s starting squad at this winter’s World Cup.
United, who have now started their new era under their new manager, are desperate to solve their long-term problems on the right wing, and this is Pellitri’s best position.
Indeed, all of his senior appearances for his country have come to that side and he has impressed there with three assists in six appearances.
Pellistri joined United in the summer of 2020 for a fee of around €10 million (£8.5 million).