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Facundo Pellistri has named four Manchester United stars he enjoys training with after his promotion to the senior team during the festive period.
the 18 years He came to United from Uruguayan Peñarol in October and has impressed with the club’s under-23s since his £ 9 million trade.
Although Pellistri still awaits his senior debut trains regularly with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team.
In an interview with MUTV, as the BUT, named the first team quartet, which predictably included compatriot Edinson Cavani, as four players he’s learning from. The other names are Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, and Paul Pogba.
“I am settled here,” Pellistri said. “Thanks to my teammates and obviously my family from Uruguay, now I feel at home in this country, which is completely new to me.
“Most of the South American teammates are the ones I am closest to. But obviously I’m fine with everyone. All the teammates here are very friendly, in the first team and also in the U23 teams that I started playing with.
“I’ve met a lot of guys who were very nice to me and that’s very important.”
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Pellistri admitted that some United players were like idols to him, having seen them in the past. However, he is now receiving a great deal of training with them closely.
He added: “It’s been amazing training with guys like Rashford, Pogba, Mata and Edi. [Cavani], which is a very good friend of mine. It’s amazing to me because I saw them on TV and now I’m practicing with them.
“The intensity, the quality they have, it’s great for me to play with them and I improve a lot.
“I talk to Edi all the time and she is a very nice person. He is always trying to be close to me, giving me advice and everything I need. He is there to help me and that is very important to me. I’m very happy with that.
“I know he is one of the best players in the world and one of the best Uruguay players of all time. But he’s also a very nice person. “
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