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Facundo Pellistri names four Manchester United players as role models

Facundo Pellistri during Manchester United training

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Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri has named Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani as four players he is enjoying training with at Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for the Red Devils, since making a move from Uruguayan side Penarol for a £9million deal.

Pellistri is currently enjoying training with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team, while in an interview with MUTV he named the first team quartet he is learning from. His fellow countryman Cavani is also included on the list.

“I’m settled here,” said the teenager. “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.”

Then he added: “It’s been amazing to train with guys like Rashford, Pogba, Mata and Edi [Cavani], who is very close friends with me. It’s amazing for me because I watched them on TV and now I am practising with them.

“The intensity, the high quality they have, it’s great for me to play with them and I improve a lot.

“All the time, I speak with Edi and he is a very nice person. He is always trying to be around me, giving me advice and everything that I need. He is there to help me and that is very important for me. I am very happy with that.

“I know he is one of the best players in the world, and one of the all-time best players from Uruguay, but he is also a very nice person.”

Source: MEN

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