Serie A hopefuls looking to take Man Utd signing on loan

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2021 10:32 - Matthew Briggs

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Serie B side Monza are hoping to take Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri on loan this month, claims a report.

Pellistri has been at United since October after arriving from Penarol in his native Uruguay.

The 19-year-old has been a decent impact at Old Trafford for the Under-23 side with two goals and an assist from six games.

He has trained with the first team, but he is yet to make his senior debut for the club.

That has come as a surprise for Penarol, who were told that Pellistri would have a role to play at Old Trafford after asking for him back on loan as part of the £9m deal.

Now though it now seems United’s stance has changed. According to Manchester Evening News, they will sanction a loan departure for the winger.



There’s been some reported interest from Spain with Celta Vigo, but Monza, who are second in Serie B, are now keen.

Padova Sport, via Sport Witness claim Monza have “finally set their sights” on Pellistri.

Pellestri does hold dual Uruguayan and Spanish citizenship so a move to Europe would be pretty straight forward.

The report claims United are intent on getting minutes for their new recruit and the “Iberian Peninsula seems to be the most popular destination”.

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Pellestri learning from Utd quartet

Meanwhile, Pellistri has named four Manchester United stars that he enjoys training with after his promotion to the senior squad.

In an interview with MUTV, as cited by the MEN, he named the first-team quartet — which predictably included fellow countryman Edinson Cavani — as four players he is learning from. The other names being Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba.

“I’m settled here,” said Pellistri. “Thanks to my team-mates and obviously my family from Uruguay, I am now feeling at home in this country, which is all new to me.

 “Most of the South American team-mates are the ones who I am more close to. But, obviously, I am all fine with everyone. Every team-mate here is very kind – in the first team, and also the Under-23s who I started playing with.

“I have met lots of guys who were very nice with me and that is very important.”


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