Manchester United’s summer plan is threatened as the borrower’s frustrations grow

Manchester United may soon face a decision on one of their young talents.

Facundo Pellistri is struggling to make an impact on Alaves in his second loan spell at the Spanish club.

The 19-year-old Uruguayan moved to Old Trafford back in the summer of 2020 and temporarily joined the Spanish club on a short-term deal in January this year.

Last season, Pellistri would play 12 games for Alaves – impressive in his short time at the club. During the summer, United agreed to send Pellistri to Alaves for another period, during which manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær sanctioned the move away.

Since returning to the Spanish side, Pellistri has struggled. So much so that he has recently faced criticism in the local media.

Noticias de Alava stated that Pellistri “has not yet made himself useful” to the Spanish outfit.

The La Liga team has only won one of their seven matches so far and falls in the relegation zone, where Pellistri played in all of Alaves’ La Liga games.

Miguel de la Fuente and Edgar Mendez are waiting in the wings to rob the United borrower in the pick order.

Pellistri with United this season

It would regret Solskjær’s summer plan, as the Norwegian claimed that it was in the player’s “best interest” to go out and gain more experience.

Back in the summer, he said, “I can see a loan deal for him that has been a lot of interest, and for his best interests, a loan would be what we’re looking for.”

Pellistri admitted during the pre-season that he was eager to stay in Manchester.

He told MUTV: “I loaned to Alaves, I’m fine, now I try my best here and always push forward.

“I would like to stay here, but I’m still working hard, improving and continuing to work.

“There are a lot of young talents, all the guys want to improve, the training is really tough and I’m very happy about that because young guys are trying their best and looking for a place on the first team.”

United will have a decision to take this January on whether or not they will recall Pellistri.


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