Ole: We're looking for a loan for Facundo
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Manchester United are seeking a loan move for youngster Facundo Pellistri in the January window.
The Uruguayan winger joined the Reds in October, from Penarol, and has exclusively featured for the Under-23s so far, as he gets up to speed with the pace and physicality of the English game.
Having recovered from a COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month, the club are now looking for a temporary move to get him some first-team football, as Ole revealed in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sheffield United’s visit to Old Trafford.
“Yeah, there have been talks, there have been quite a few clubs interested in Facundo to go out on loan,” said Solskjaer.
“That’s maybe something we will let him do now. He’s had a few games in the Reserves.
“We want him to have regular football, of course, at a higher level.”
The development plan is different, though, for Pellistri's fellow wide-man Amad Diallo.
The Ivorian arrived at Old Trafford three months after the Uruguayan, and has played fewer professional games, but the boss says it's only a matter of time before we see him in a matchday squad.
“With Amad, I think it’s a different scenario, he’s just come in and he’s going through a good training regime, training programme, and he’s doing really well,” continued Ole.
“It won’t be too long, I feel, before I can bring him into the squad.”