Manchester United fans react as Facundo Pellistri joins the Red revolution
Young Uruguayan Facundo Pellistri has completed his move to Manchester United.
The 18-year-old joins from Club Atletico Penarol on a five-year contract, with an option to extend by another year.
Pellistri is the second Uruguayan to make the switch to United on deadline day. The other was veteran ace Edinson Cavani.
Capable of playing on either flank, the 18-year-old made 37 appearances for the Penarol first-team. During this time, he scored two goals and made four assists. (h/t Transfermarkt)
It is a case of us reaching out to Uruguay for the past and the future. While Cavani encompasses the best of the nation’s recent past, Pellistri will hopefully echo in a bright future.
We take a look at how fans reacted to the news.
Twitter reacts as Manchester United sign Uruguayan wonderkid
He will outscore Werner— Valar Morghulis (@tommy_viccetti) October 5, 2020
A Great player from Uruguay, you will see…— Álvaro Vazquez (@Alvitus7) October 5, 2020
This is not sancho … but hopefully he’ll be a decent player— Dyballer Onlyfans (@NotDybalaSZN) October 5, 2020
Facundo is the same as Greenwood trust me here— Maģico (@UTD_Blood) October 5, 2020
Didn’t expect this today and didn’t expect him to be first team signing but welcome, hopefully he’s good— Daniel (@UtdDxn) October 5, 2020
Give him a chance he will prove you wrong— Will 🇾🇪 (@MUFCWxll) October 5, 2020
I have no idea who you are or what position you play, but welcome to Manchester United!♥️🇺🇾— Therese 🇳🇴 (@ThereseUTD) October 5, 2020
I won’t say anything about these young men cos Sancho left City for Dortmund when he was 17 or so & burst into the scene,Pogba did same when he went to Juventus,so let’s wait & see.— Sigma. (@TheRagedKing) October 5, 2020
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Seeing all the negative comments, I wonder if this is still the same club that signed Cristiano and 18 year old @luisnani and Anderson. Little known at the time who went in to make their mark. It is not only English boys that play football. Welcome, son— Consigliere (@kaizer747) October 5, 2020
Another announcement of someone we’ve never heard of.— Matthew James (@mmcqueenie90) October 5, 2020