Edinson Cavani talks up Facundo Pellestri’s ‘el campito’ style at Man Utd

Manchester United new boy Edinson Cavani believes his fellow new recruit Facundo Pellistri has plenty to offer at Old Trafford this season.

The two Uruguayans both arrived on deadline day, but at very different ends of their career.

At 33-years-old Cavani is in the twilight of his career and his one year deal, plus the option of another 12 months will most probably be the end of his career.

Pellestri, 18, on the otherhand is just embarking on his career and Cavani says the youngster has “a lot to learn”. However, he also says the winger’s “mischievous nature” means he can make an impact this term.


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“Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game,” Cavani told United’s official website.

“He’s the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game, and the way he lives his football is a bit like, as we say in Uruguay, being on ‘el campito’, as we call it, a makeshift pitch where you have a kickabout for fun with your mates or whoever.

“He’s a youngster who has a lot to learn but who has a lot to offer too. He’s already shown what he can do at Penarol in the games where he’s featured.



“I’ve liked him from the moment he made his first-team debut at Penarol, I liked him a lot. He’s coming here to the club, without a doubt determined to learn and mature as a player, but also to make a good contribution here himself.

“Learning his trade here is also going to be a great experience for him. So, it’s going to be good meeting up with him and travelling together on this journey in this new chapter for us both.”

Not afraid of hard work

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Meanwhile, Cavani says he is ready to roll up his sleeves at Old Trafford.

Cavani said: “I’m very calm and relaxed off the field, very laid-back. I’m a little bit calmer. On the field I love to compete and do the best I can.

“I don’t like losing. That’s a trait I have in everyday life, I dislike losing, but on the field when you are competing, that’s even more difficult to take.

“So, that’s all, I like to compete, that’s very true, but hey, I’m a good competitor, I believe. I’m one of life’s hard workers.

“I always say the same: I work hard in football, and I work hard in everyday life. I always try to take things and see things from that point of view.”

READ MORE: Cavani reveals how Solskjaer chat convinced him to join Man Utd

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