How Facundo Pellistri prepared himself for sudden Man Utd chance

Facundo Pellistri had to wait a long time for his Manchester United debut, more than two years after his October 2020 arrival from Penarol, in fact. But patience and hard work was a virtue then and it could prove to be again now that a void on the right wing has suddenly opened up.

Pellistri was only 18 when he joined United, recommended to then boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by former teammate and Old Trafford cult legend Diego Forlan. The Uruguayan impressed at reserve level but wound up testing positive for Covid-19 when it looked as though he might get a first-team chance in the FA Cup in…


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