Man United have been hailed for being smart enough to have captured a major target of their rivals Man City in the summer transfer window.

It is understood that promising Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri was a major target for Man City and they had made the first bid for him only to learn that he is now on the books of the Red Devils.

This was revealed by Alan Nixon of the Sun, who claims that Pep Guardiola is a stomp fan of Facundo Pellistri and submitted a first bid worth £6 million to the now-former club Penarol and that was where it ended.

It also reported that in order to make the deal go through, the Red Devils, against the Montevideo-based club’s policy, paid the release clause to the league and not directly to the club as it would have been rejected for Man City.

Now, it is confirmed that Facundo Pellistri is a Man United player and he is expected to be included in the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for the season.

However, pundits have argued that a move to Man United is the best for Facundo Pellistri as he would have been loaned out if he was signed up by Man City.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.