Barcelona player Ronald Araujo has claimed that Manchester United forward Facundo Pellistri surprises him more than Federico Valverde and Darwin Nunez, thanks to his quality.
Pellistri is one of Man United’s rising stars, although the youngster hasn’t had the chance to impress in the first team.
The Uruguay international was part of Erik ten Hag’s pre-season squad. Still, his attempt to impress the Dutchman was halted by an injury that eventually stopped him from making a summer loan move or fighting for his place in the first team.
Despite not making a single competitive appearance for Manchester United this season, Pellistri, who recovered from the injury last week was included in the Uruguay squad for their upcoming friendlies.
And Ronald Araújo is aware of the qualities of his compatriots Darwin Nunez and Federico Valverde but still believes the qualities Pellistri possess surprises him a bit more.
“I think Facundo Pellistri is surprising. Obviously we know the quality that Fede Valverde, Bentancur, Darwin [Núñez] have… we all know the quality they have. But Facundo Pellistri surprised me quite a bit,” Araujo told Invictos.
“Especially since he hadn’t been playing. And more because of the level that he gave in the national team, that he was spectacular. Besides, we understood each other very well on the right wing.”