Man Utd confirm Facundo Pellistri deal as youngster breaks silence on transfer

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Facundo Pellistri, taking their deadline day haul to five.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been busy, bringing in three academy players, including Pellistri, and two first-team additions.

With 37 senior appearances to his name with Uruguayan top-flight side Penarol, the young forward has impressed United scouts.

Pellistri joins on a five-year deal and will fly to England in the coming days.

“To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true," the teenager told United's official website.

"I have learnt a lot at Penarol and I would like to thank them for everything they have done for me.

"To have the confidence of the manager is an amazing feeling and I know that working with him will be perfect for my development.

“I am coming into a squad full of great players who I will learn from every day.

"Everyone knows that Manchester United is a club that gives young players an opportunity and I am ready to work hard every day to earn those chances and prove myself in England.”

And United boss Solskjaer is delighted with the addition of the youngster.

“Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe that he will be a real talent for the long term," he added.

"Whilst we understand it will take time for him to adapt to the English game, he is capable of having an impact with his pace and ability to beat his opponent.

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“Facundo has the perfect platform at Manchester United to develop and he has all of the technical qualities and the right mentality required to become a top player here.

"We are all looking forward to working with him to fulfil his potential over the coming years.”

United also confirmed deals for Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Willy Kambwala and Amad Traore.

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