Solskjaer impressed by unique qualities shown by Man Utd new kid Facundo Pellistri

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already been impressed by the training performances of Manchester United’s new signing Facundo Pellistri. 

Pellistri, 18, arrived from Uruguayan side Penarol as one of four signings on a hectic transfer deadline at Old Trafford.

As per BBC Sport, the teenager winger was signed for £9m and had been scouted by United for over a year after a recommendation from ex-striker and then Penarol manager Diego Forlan.

Solskjaer rates Pellistri very highly and has noted that he has already shown attributes in training that are not shared by his new teammates.

“He’s a young boy coming from Uruguay,” Solskjaer told United’s official website. 

“He’s a signing in the tradition of what we do here which is to bring young players in and let them grow and develop and become the player they can be. 

“Of course we’ll give him time. He’s more one for the future than now, but he’s exciting and he’s shown some things in training that we don’t really have here. “‘I’m looking forward to helping him develop and helping him settle.”

As the United manager notes Pellistri, and fellow deadline day signing Amad Traore who arrives in January, are very much signings for the future and should not be viewed as an immediate solution to the problem right-wing position.

The club failed to acquire a first-team right winger for Solskjaer in the summer and expectations on two inexperienced teenagers should not be heightened as a result.

It is unlikely that Pellistri will feature in Saturday evening’s fixture against Newcastle, but there could be a first Premier League appearance for other new arrival Alex Telles at full-back.

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