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Facundo Pellistri sends message to Man Utd fans after UCL squad inclusion

Facundo Pellistri is champing at the bit to play for Manchester United.

The Red Devils signed the 18-year-old winger from Uruguayan side Penarol on transfer deadline for a fee in the region of £10million.

Pellistri, who was likely not on the radar of any United fans before his arrival, has penned a five-year deal at Old Trafford.

The youngster – who scored two goals and provided four assists in 37 appearances for Penarol – is relishing the new challenge ahead of him and is looking forward to wearing the famous United shirt.

Alongside a mock-up poster of him in a United kit, Pellistri wrote on Instagram: "I am so happy for this new challenge in my career and proud to defend this amazing shirt.

"Thank you for your welcome messages. Let's go reds!"

Pellistri's social media comments echo those he made immediately after his shock move to the Theatre of Dreams.

“To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true," the winger, who has surprisingly been included in United's Champions League squad, said.

Premier League's most expensive kit deals

  1. Manchester United (Adidas) – £75m-a-season
  2. Liverpool (Nike) – £70m-a-season*
  3. Manchester City (Puma) – £65m-a-season
  4. Chelsea (Nike) – £60m-a-season
  5. Arsenal (Adidas) – £50m-a-season
  6. Tottenham (Nike) – £30m-a-season

*If bonuses are met

"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.”

Pellistri and his Manchester United team-mates will return to action on Saturday week, travelling to the northeast to take on Newcastle United at St James' Park.

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