Manchester United teenager Pellistri joins Alaves on loan

The 19-year-old Uruguayan forward was yet to make a first-team appearance for United, having joined the side from Penarol, last October.

Facundo Pellistri

Manchester United U-21's Facundo Pellistri during an EFL Trophy match against Morecambe at Mazuma Stadium on November 18, 2020.   -  Getty Images

Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri has joined La Liga side Alaves on loan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Uruguayan forward was yet to make a first-team appearance for United, having joined the side from Penarol in October for a reported 9 million pounds ($12.34 million).

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After featuring for United's Under-23 side, Pellistri will now head to Spain in a bid to gain regular first-team experience with Alaves, which is involved in a relegation battle.