MAN.UNITED wonderkid FACUNDO PELLISTRI is a name to remember! Here’s ten facts to know about the winger!

  • His full name is Facundo Pellistri Rebollo and he turned 19 years old last December!
  • He signed for United last October from Uruguayan side Penarol for just under £10 million!
  • He scored three times in his first eight games for the English club’s under-23 side- including v Man. City!

  • He was coached by former United striker Diego Forlan at boyhood club Penarol!

  • Forlan handed Pellistri his professional debut when he was just 17 years old!
  • Before joining Alaves, he’d been nicknamed ‘Pelli’ by his Red Devils team-mates!
  • He was born in Uruguay, but could also represent Spain or Italy internationally!
  • With quality close control and a rapid turn of pace, he’s been compared to Paulo Dybala!

  • He joined La Liga club Alaves on loan in January for the rest of the season!
  • He wears the laced version of Nike’s Mercurial Vapor cleats!