Sport Man Utd new boy Pellistri on praise from Cavani: It's something unbelievable
United close in on teenagers Facundo Pellistri and Willy Kambwala
The two youngsters may not be the ready-made first-team players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate for but both have the potential to have successful careers at Old Trafford. 1/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Manchester United are set to seal a deal for exciting teenage winger Facundo Pellistri 2/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail United are also on the verge of bringing in 16-year-old central defender Willy Kambwala 3/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Solskjaer is looking to strengthen his squad before the transfer window shuts
Facundo Pellistri was delighted to receive praise from new Manchester United team-mate Edinson Cavani and in turn backed the striker to be a hit at Old Trafford.
The Uruguayan attacking pair both signed for United on the final day of the transfer window.
Cavani is not yet available to play due to the need to quarantine, but Paris Saint-Germain's record goalscorer – who was a free agent - was quick to laud Pellistri.
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Manchester United are reportedly close to signing Edinson Cavani and Ryan Giggs has backed the free agent to be a success at Old Trafford.United are expected to sign the 33-year-old, who has been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain, after growing frustrated in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
He described the 18-year-old, who joined from Penarol, as "the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game".
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Meanwhile, Boca Juniors great Juan Roman Riquelme has described Pellistri as a "rascal" on the pitch.
Pellistri was asked of his response to such comments and told United's official website: "It's something unbelievable.
"It's fantastic to hear such comments from the players they were and are, as Cavani is going to be a team-mate of mine.
"I'm very glad and I'm happy to hear those comments."
Cavani was linked to a host of top clubs around the world before arriving at United, and Pellistri added: "I'm very happy [to be his team-mate] and hoping he arrives soon.
"Cavani is a very top player, so I think he will be a great player here also."
Giggs thinks Cavani can have a similar impact to Fernandes at Man Utd .
Cavani scored the winner as Giggs suffered his first defeat as Wales manager and could play some part against Chelsea on Saturday with Anthony Martial still banned for two more games.The 33-year-old last played in March and was in quarantine following his arrival in the UK, meaning he missed Saturday's 4-1 win over Newcastle United and was not deemed ready to face former club Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday after only training with the team for the first time on Monday.