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Edinson Cavani makes claim on new Manchester United teammate Facundo Pellistri

Edinson Cavani gives verdict on new Manchester United teammate Facundo Pellistri

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Edinson Cavani has given his verdict on his new Manchester United teammate and countryman Facundo Pellistri.

The 33-year-old was United’s marquee signing on deadline day, joining on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. The Reds also added Pellistri to their squad after agreeing a £10million deal with Uruguayan side Penarol, formerly managed by Diego Forlan.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Cavani said of Pellistri:

“Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game. He’s the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game, and the way he lives his football is a bit like, as we say in Uruguay, being on el campito, as we call it, a makeshift pitch where you have a kickabout for fun with your mates or whoever.

“He’s a youngster who has a lot to learn but who has a lot to offer too. He’s already shown what he can do at Peñarol, in the games where he’s featured. I’ve liked him from the moment he made his first-team debut at Peñarol, I liked him a lot.

“He’s coming here to the club, without a doubt determined to learn and mature as a player, but also to make a good contribution here himself.

“Learning his trade here is also going to be a great experience for him. So it’s going to be good meeting up with him and travelling together on this journey in this new chapter for us both.”

Source- Manchester Evening News

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