Pellistri is ready to face fellow Reds

Monday 28 November 2022 13:15

Manchester United’s Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri is currently representing his nation at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Following a 0-0 draw with South Korea in their opening fixture of the winter tournament, La Celeste would ideally like to pick up three points in their second match.

However, their next opponents are an impressive Portugal side who are top of Group H, following a 3-2 win over Ghana on matchday one. 

Uruguay’s match against the Selecao, which will be played at the Lusail Stadium, holds extra intrigue for United supporters, who will be eager to see Pellistri go toe-to-toe with his Reds team-mates Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot.

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Bruno starred in Portugal's win over Ghana, assisting two goals, while Dalot remained an unused substitute and will be eager to make his mark if given the opportunity against La Celeste.

Pellistri spoke to club media prior to Qatar 2022, and spoke about the prospect of coming up against Fernandes and Dalot in the group stage.

“Yes, it’s going to be a very difficult match,” said Pellistri, of the upcoming clash with Portugal.

“They have very good players [and] some of them, are team-mates [of mine].

“They are a good team, a strong team, but every match is going to be very tough and there is no favourite in the World Cup.”

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Facundo's Uruguay had to settle for a draw with South Korea as the youngster played for 88 minutes.

Uruguay v Portugal is the headline fixture of Group H, and will commence at 19:00 GMT this Monday evening.

Check the United App and our World Cup blog on from 18:00 GMT to follow team news and key updates from the highly anticipated clash.