The Dutch strategist still intends to utilize Facundo Pellistri, which is not a particularly encouraging sign for Antony.
Since the beginning of the tournament, Manchester United’s expensive contract has not produced many results, which is disappointing given their cumbersome and ineffective play. However, the Red Devils have limited options on the right flank. Jadon Sancho is still regaining his form, while Alejandro Garnacho excels on the left wing.
Coach Erik ten Hag saw a ray of hope emanating from Facundo Pellistri amidst his tribulations. Prior to the start of the 2022/23 season, the Uruguayan star considered leaving Old Trafford. Even though he has worn the national team jersey, he has never had the chance to assert himself at Manchester United.
The coach is willing to give Pellistri a chance.
Facundo Pellistri is only the fifth best option on the right corridor if Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes’ positions are considered. However, as MU’s schedule became more demanding, opportunities for the 21-year-old player began to emerge. The former captain of Ajax Amsterdam admitted that he and Facundo Pellistri have separate plans.
“We have several ideas. Some of our players are eligible for loaning, while others are not. I want them to be cultivated in our ecosystem. Moreover, the club must expand in numerous areas. And when you must play 10 games in 30 days, you must have a large number of players ready to play.”
Indeed, Manchester United has reached the round of 32 in the Europa League and the fourth round of the FA Cup. Even coach Erik ten Hag’s troops qualified for the Carabao Cup final with a 3-0 home victory over Nottingham Forest. The red half of Manchester’s opponent at that time will be the winner of the match between Southampton and Newcastle United.
Manchester United only had to face Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup. This is a chance for players such as Facundo Pellistri to appear. The Uruguayan player lacks ideal height and superior personal technique, but his handling is always decisive. In comparison to Antony, he is direct and able to create mutations from crossbreeding.
Pellistri owns a straightforward yet effective kᎥck.
With Erik ten Hag’s coaching philosophy and playing style, however, Facundo Pellistri’s quick style will always have a place. Moreover, if he performs well, he has the ability to bench Antony. Aaron Wan-Bissaka was in the same position as Facundo Pellistri at Old Trafford, but he is gradually regaining his position.
Unknown is coach Erik ten Hag’s success or failure with Manchester United, but he is excellent at elevating the level of his players. His confirmation to retain Facundo Pellistri will therefore come as a sҺock to Antony. Because, if he does not improve his performance quickly, coach Erik ten Hag may eliminate him despite his expensive contract and long tenure with the team.