Solskjaer disagrees with player after Derby County match

19-year-old Facundo Pellistri joined Manchester United in a £9 million deal from Uruguayan side Penarol last year but was sent out on loan to Alaves in January.

Facundo didn’t make make any appearance for Manchester United last season and is keen on fighting for a place next season.

The Uruguayan reported back for pre-season training earlier this month and was in fine form in the pre-season game against Derby County on Sunday as he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory.

When asked after the game if he wanted to return to Alaves on loan, Pellistri told MUTV: “I went on loan to Alaves, I feel good, now I’m here trying my best, always pushing forward.

“I would like to stay here but I’m still working hard, improving and continue working.

“There is a lot of young talent, all the guys want to improve, the training is really hard and I’m very happy with that because young guys are trying their best and looking for a place in the first team.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer didn’t seem to agree with his opinion. The United boss hailed Facundo for his fine performance but admitted that it’s in his best interest to leave the club on another loan deal, as he admitted lots of interest for the teenager.

“It was a very good goal, the first touch set him up and he’s very good at dribbling so going past the goalkeeper wasn’t a problem,” Solskjaer said of Pellistri after United’s win over Derby.

“He was bright when he came on.

“I think he showed what he is because he’s a difficult player to play against.

“One against one he can go past people so very pleased with him.

“I can see a loan deal for him, there’s been loads of interest and for his best interests a loan would be what we look for.”

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