Penarol have revealed that Manchester United are planning to use Facundo Pellistri as part of the first team straight away.
United completed a £9 million deal to sign the 18-year-old from the Uruguayan club on deadline day.
Pellistri, who operates primarily as a right winger but is also capable of playing on the opposite flank, is considered one of the brightest young talents in South America.
Pellistri has only made 37 senior appearances for Penarol and many predicted that he would begin his career at United with the Under-23s before making the transition to the first-team squad.
However, Penarol claim that Pellistri will immediately be part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team plans.
‘Pellistri is going straight to the first team. He’s going to play,’ Penarol secretary Evaristo Gonzalez told Referi.
‘During negotiations they asked me if I could guarantee that he was in the bubble because they need him.
‘Then it will be a matter of whether the manager uses him.’
Penarol’s vice-president, Rodolfo Cantino, also confirmed that United rejected the club’s request to keep Pellistri on loan until January.
‘Everything was agreed, even the form of payment,’ said Cantino.
‘There are two payments, one now and the other in July 2021, which we accept because Manchester United are a top club.
‘Of course we asked for it [to keep Pellistri on loan], we tried in every way but they argued that they wanted the player now. It’s normal, when a European club buys a player, they go there immediately.’
Solskjaer, meanwhile, has suggested that Pellistri has the ability to make an immediate impact at United.
‘Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe that he will be a real talent for the long term,’ said Solskjaer.
‘Whilst we understand it will take time for him to adapt to the English game, he is capable of having an impact with his pace and ability to beat his opponent.
‘Facundo has the perfect platform at Manchester United to develop and he has all of the technical qualities and the right mentality required to become a top player here.’