Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have broken his promise to Facundo Pellistri, if comments from Penarol chiefs are to be believed.
Manchester United signed Pellistri from Penarol in the summer transfer window, splashing out £9million on the young Uruguayan.
Penarol were keen to keep the midfielder on their books a little longer and asked Man United if they could loan back Pellistri for the season.
But according to Penarol vice-president Rodolfo Cantino and club secretary Evaristo Gonzalez, United ensured the Uruguayan club that the winger will be going “straight into the first team” at Old Trafford.
And because of this there is no chance he can be loaned back to his former club.
“Of course we asked for it [a loan deal],” Cantino told Uruguayan outlet Referi. “We tried in every way but they argued that they wanted the player now. It’s normal, when an European club buy a player, they travel immediately.”
Penarol secretary Gonzalez added: “Pellistri goes straight to the first team. Going to play. In the negotiation they asked me if I could guarantee them if he was in the bubble because they need him. Then it will be a matter of the manager if he uses him.”
Pellistri has made a handful of appearances for Manchester United’s Under-23s and trained with the first team on one occasions since his £9million move.
But contrary to what Penarol were allegedly told, he has been sent on loan to Spanish side Alaves for the remainder of the season, meaning he will have to wait until next campaign to make his professional United debut.
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