After Manchester United eliminated Charlton from the EFL Cup and advanced to the semifinals of the competition, Erik ten Hag stated that he “sees a future” for Facundo Pellistri. This happened when Manchester United moved on to the competition’s next round. After Manchester United’s victory, this took place.
United, who compete in the Premier League and are among the greatest in the world, defeated Charlton 3-0 thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Antony in the first and second halves of the game, respectively. The game was held at Old Trafford.
In a brief cameo in the cup victory, Pellistri, who represented Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar, assisted Rashford on his game-opening goal. Rashford scored the game’s opening goal. The final score was 2-1 in Uruguay’s favor.
Pellistri joined the Red Devils in 2020 after moving from Uruguayan club Penarol to Manchester United. The youngster, who was 21 years old, still made his Red Devils debut against the Addicks. He had spent the majority of the two years before to this playing for the Spanish team Alaves.
Ten Hag has said that he might keep the highly-rated youngster at Old Trafford and rely on him during the second half of the season, despite the fact that Pellistri has been linked with yet another loan move this month. Ten Hag has made hints that he would keep the young player at Old Trafford and rely on him for the remainder of the year.
Ten Hag remarked, “I believe [Pellistri] has a future.” “He is improving incredibly, but in order for him to advance further, we will need to determine what will be best for him,” the doctor said.
Additionally, I was really pleased with his performance in the friendly match against Everton a month ago. Our two teams competed in that game. I watched him play at the World Cup, and I thought he did well enough for me to be happy with his performance.
We are progressing to the next level as a result of his efforts since he is making strides and having an impact. I must applaud him and encourage him to keep going with his plans.
Ten Hag said, “I mentioned earlier that Pellistri came on, and it was a debut,” in a later interview. The performer who took the stage after Ten Hag was Pellistri. While he wasn’t on the field for very long, he shown a lot of intensity, made some nice decisions, and even assisted on the second goal.
When asked about Manchester United’s interest in Dutch national team attacker Wout Weghorst, Ten Hag was effusive in his appreciation for Pellistri but he stayed silent. Ten Hag competes for the Netherlands at the international level.
It is expected that Burnley would lend Weghorst to Premier League team Manchester United. Currently, Burnley competes in the Championship. The 30-year-old is now playing for the team under a short-term contract with Besiktas.
Ten Hag replied, “No, sadly I can’t,” when asked if he could give an update on Manchester United’s effort to acquire Weghorst. He was asked if he could give such an update, to which he said that he could.
United moved one step closer to winning a trophy for the first time since 2017 with the victory over Charlton. Since 2017, it was United’s first victory over Charlton. Who will compete in the EFL Cup semifinals will be decided by draw on Wednesday night.
Ten Hag, who has now managed Manchester United for 27 games and has won 20 of them, said: “I said before the game that “no ifs, buts, or maybes,” we have to be in that semi-final. Twenty of Manchester United’s 27 games have ended in victories for the team while being coached by Ten Hag.
The fact that we could have completed the task sooner if we had found the key pass was the only thing I was unhappy about. I was only dissatisfied with this one issue. Our offer wasn’t, in my opinion, very kind, and even if it had been, Tom Heaton was there to defend us.
Although in my opinion we should have finished it sooner, the goal was to advance to the semi-final, so congrats to the team on achieving that.