FacundoPellistriwas delighted to receive praise from new Manchester United team-mate Edinson Cavani and in turn backed the striker to be a hit at Old Trafford.

Cavani is not yet available to play due to the need to quarantine, but Paris Saint-Germain’s recordgoalscorer– who was a free agent- was quick to laudPellistri.

He described the 18-year-old, who joined fromPenarol, as “the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game”.

“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,” Cavani told United’s official website.

“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 Penarol in the games where he’s featured.

Meanwhile, Boca Juniors great Juan Roman Riquelme has describedPellistrias a”rascal”on the pitch.

Pellistriwas asked of his response to such comments and told United’s official website: “It’s something unbelievable.

“It’s fantastic to hear such comments from the players they were and are, as Cavani is going to be a team-mate of mine.

“I’m very glad and I’m happy to hear those comments.”

Cavani was linked to a host of top clubs aroundthe world before arriving at United, and Pellistri added: “I’m very happy to be his team-mate and hoping he arrives soon.

“Cavani is a very top player, so I think he will be a great player here also.”

Pellistri had been with Penarol since the age of 10, making his debut with the Montevideo giants in August 2019 and quickly going on to become a key part of the Manyafirst team.

Source : goal.com

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