MLS and Eredivisie interest in unwanted Manchester United winger | Football

Facundo Pellistri’s time at Manchester United appears to be coming to an end (Picture: Getty Images)

PSV Eindhoven and LA Galaxy have been linked with out-of-favour Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri, with the Red Devils reportedly happy to let him go.

The 22-year-old joined from Uruguayan side Penarol in 2020 for £9m but has failed to make the break through into the first team on a regular basis.

The Uruguay international has spent two loan spells at Spanish side Alaves and has been given chances to impress for United, making 13 appearances this season in all competitions, but has not taken advantage.

The winger is yet to score a goal for the club in 23 appearances and is well down the pecking order in a position that is very competitive, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho, Antony and Amad Diallo ahead of him.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that PSV have already made an approach to take Pellistri on loan for the rest of the season.

MLS side LA Galaxy are also keen on the Uruguayan and want to sign him on a permanent deal, but are yet to formalise an offer.

Reports suggest that Manchester United are happy to let Pellistri leave on a permanent deal, as long as they get back the £9m they spent on him in 2020.

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Pellistri has failed to impress Erik ten Hag this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Erik ten Hag laid down a challenge for his young winger last month, asking him to prove himself worthy of a place in the starting line-up, but it does not seem that he has managed it.

‘For Pelli he has to make a step from a bench player, often having a very good impact, to a starting XI player,’ said the United manager last month.

‘We will see how quick that process will go.’


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