Facundo Pellistri has hinted that he could go on another loan move after his disappointing spell at Deportivo Alaves last season, despite going on pre-season tour this week.
The Uruguay international only made 21 appearances in La Liga while at the club and did not get anywhere near the experience he would have wanted on his return to Alaves. To make matters worse for Pellistri, most of his appearances were part of cameo appearances as a substitute.
At least he will get to impress new manager Erik ten Hag this summer after being named in the 31-man squad to travel on the pre-season tour.
The winger needs to ensure that if he goes out on loan again, the next spell is a success and is something that can aid his development. To his credit he has still broke into the Uruguay side and looks set to be part of their squad for the World Cup later this year.
Speaking to El Pais, Pellistri suggested that he could move away from United again this summer: “Right now, I want to feel good again after the holidays, well trained, more than anything because this year is very important both at club and national team level.
“You have to be ready for everything and prepare well. I want to have the maximum continuity of minutes to try to arrive well.”
“I’m not looking for a particular league. It’s easy to say ‘earn minutes’ because nobody promises them to you, and you have to earn them.
“It’s a complicated search, but I’m going to try to find the best option to play, show myself and feel good.”
Pellistri went on to suggest he left Spain unhappy after getting so little time to prove himself on the pitch.
“I didn’t leave Alaves very happy, because I hardly played in any games. I left with a wonderful club, a wonderful group of people, a wonderful medical team and a wonderful staff. In that sense, even though it was complicated in terms of football, that whole period in Vitoria was wonderful.
“They never gave me a reason, but well? Every manager is different.
“Maybe they liked different things to what I could give them, and that’s totally respectable. It’s up to the coach to decide.
“I always gave my best, I trained 100 per cent, and I was ready to play. The balance is negative. I would have liked to play more.”