Edinson Cavani has praised Manchester United’s decision to sign Facundo Pellistri and believes the 18-year-old already has the ability to make an impact at Old Trafford.
Pellistri completed his £9 million move from Penarol on deadline day and travelled from Uruguay to Manchester last Friday to begin his career at United.
The young winger has made just 37 senior appearances for Penarol but Cavani has been impressed with how United’s new signing has performed in Uruguay.
‘Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game,’ Cavani told United’s official website.
‘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 Penarol, in the games where he’s featured.
‘I’ve liked him from the moment he made his first-team debut at Penarol, 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.
‘So it’s going to be good meeting up with him and travelling together on this journey in this new chapter for us both.’