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Man Utd wonderkid Facundo Pellistri called up to Uruguay’s World Cup squad despite not playing single minute this season

MANCHESTER UNITED youngster Facundo Pellistri has been called up by Uruguay for the 2022 World Cup, even though he hasn’t played at all this season.

Pellistri, 20, has been established as one of United‘s most promising young stars ever since his arrival in 2020 following a £7.2m deal with Penarol.

Manchester United wonderkid Facundo Pellistri has been called up by Uruguay
Uruguay called up Facundo Pellistri even though he hasn’t played for Manchester United

The winger, though, has never managed to play for the senior team and has mainly been featuring for the Under-21s, where he has registered three goals and one assist in nine appearances.

That, however, hasn’t stopped Uruguay manager Diego Alonso from calling the forward up for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

Pellistri made Alonso’s early list, though, which means he can still miss out on the final cut.

Despite his lack of minutes, the Uruguayan was also called up in each of the last four international breaks in January, March, June and September.

Alonso’s decision appears to have some logic as the youngster has already amassed three assists in seven caps for the international team.

The attacker hasn’t been completely inactive as he recently underwent an extended loan stint at Deportivo Alaves.

Pellistri joined the LaLiga outfit in January 2021 until his return to Old Trafford last summer.

Th Uruguay international amassed a total of 35 appearances during his time away at Alaves.


Pellistri joins Real Madrid star Federico Valverde as well as Tottenham’s Rodrigo Bentancur and Liverpool‘s Darwin Nunez.

He will also be playing with former United team-mate Edinson Cavani, who now competes for Valencia.

Alonso also called up Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez despite his advanced age of 35 and his imminent departure from Nacional.

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