New Manchester United signing responds to praise from superstar Cavani

Facundo Pellistri was delighted to receive praise from new Manchester United team-mate Edinson Cavani.

The 18-year-old winger signed for the Red Devils in a £9million deal from Uruguayan club Penarol on transfer deadline day as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked to get some late transfer business wrapped up that will eventually improve his squad.

Pellestri is a player that has been making all the right noises over at Penarol, and his performances meant that United were keen to make sure that they were the side that brought the young man into top-level Europe.

And another new signing Cavani gave his thoughts on Pellestri, He described the 18-year-old as “the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game”.

“The way he lives his football is a bit like, as we say in Uruguay, being on ‘el campito’, as we call it, a makeshift pitch where you have a kickabout for fun with your mates or whoever,” Cavani told United’s official website.

“He’s a youngster who has a lot to learn but who has a lot to offer too. He’s already shown what he can do at Penarol in the games where he’s featured.

Cavani was linked to a host of top clubs around the world before arriving at United, and Pellistri added: “I’m very happy [to be his team-mate] and hoping he arrives soon.

“Cavani is a very top player, so I think he will be a great player here also.”

The lad is very exciting and fans will be looking forward to seeing what he is able to bring to the club in the next few seasons.

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