2022-11-24 14:56:34

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signing who was told to quit Man Utd fails in World Cup test

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By Dan Marsh

Manchester United outcast Facundo Pellistri was given the nod to start in Uruguay's World Cup opener against South Korea - just months after he was urged to quit the club for the good of his international career.

Pellistri was snapped up by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before United dispensed with the Norwegian's services. Solskjaer moved for Pellistri, 20, following a recommendation from his former Old Trafford strike partner, Diego Forlan.

Although he arrived for a sum of around 10million from Penarol, Pellistri has been a peripheral figure since making the switch to Manchester. He caught the eye after scoring in a pre-season friendly against Liverpool under Erik ten Hag but has failed to feature in the Premier League under the Dutchman.

Former Uruguay international Gus Poyet, who is currently managing the Greece national team, believed that Pellistri would be ostracised under Ten Hag as he was a Solskjaer signing.

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