Ten Hag: Ball in Pellistri court

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Erik Ten Hag has stated that it is left to Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri to impress.

Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri earned his first start in the first team against Real Betis in the Europa league.

The Uruguayan, who have always come on as a sub impressed in once again when called upon against the Spanish side.

Pellistri, who have not been getting enough playing time might have the time to show what he is capable of with Garnacho out of the squad for elite meantime.

Ten Hag has now stated that it is left to Pellistri to prove himself after he played a full 99 minutes last night.

“I think he deserved to come in,” Ten Hag said of the 21-year-old Uruguay international, who had only made six substitute appearances before Thursday.

“He had a good training performance, you see him progressing, getting stronger, good game against Leeds, against Betis.

“To start is more difficult, we have seen that, but when the game goes on he came in and got belief, you see his abilities.

“He had some good dribbles, good runs in behind, and some good crosses, defending he did his job, so I am pretty pleased with his performance.

“For him it is a step up. Now it’s up to him, to get rhythm and contribute to the team.”

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