Fesundo has been impressing Manchester United coaches with his recent improvement in training after a strong start to life for the Pelistri U23 team.
The 17-year-old winger joined United late in the summer window because club officials had been threatening him for several years on Penarol, prompting plans to sign the teenager for having 9 million.
Despite his recent advances in Uruguayan football, United are desperate to bring Palestra back to England, although they know it will take some time to adapt to the physicality of the game.
Palestri was announced as a signing for Ole Gunnar Solskazir’s first-team squad, but he must take time to negotiate with the U-23 team before he is really ready to impress at the senior level.
It was a plan that Uruguay had a good sense of self and even after signing he went out of his way to contact reserve team manager Neil Wood and told him that he was committed to helping him at the youth level.
Pelistri has been fascinated by his maturity and interest in learning since setting foot in English football with a 3-1 win over United Southampton in Premier League 2 on Friday night.
The teenager would expect it to be a lot of first targets in an attached shirt, but he is well aware of his lot of work before making his debut for the senior team.
“He’s still standing,” Wood told MEN Sport. “He’s training with us this week and maybe it helped him stay off the pitch because he got better relationships with the players on the pitch and he understands their game better because he’s training more with them. It can only help him.
Manchester United came back from a 3-1 win over West Ham at the London Stadium, beating PSG’s Midpoya.
That means United have won their last nine league games and have not tasted a street defeat in the league since January before Tuesday’s Arab Leipzig tour of the Champions League.
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“I thought he improved again [against Southampton] With his performance and after hitting the crossbar he could probably have another goal. He said it was upset, next time it would score.
“He’s making good progress, but I don’t want to put too much pressure on him. He’s working hard, trying to get as much information as he can.”
Being in the first-team training bubble with captain Teden Mengi did not allow him to be in the same dressing room as his teammates at the youth level, but he could not prevent him from gathering as he celebrated his goal. Against Southampton last week.
Young goalkeeper Paul Ulston was the only member of the team not to celebrate with Palestri after his first strike, but he did not shy away from taking part in a great night for Wood.
“I thought about it, but thought it went a little too far!” Ulston joked about taking part in the goal celebration. “He deserves it. He’s worked really hard. When you look at it, you see he’s really positive, that’s brilliant to look at. It’s completely different than what he used to be, but he’s doing really well. The goal today, he deserves it.
“From his first game he can see that he’s in a lot more position. You can tell around us that he’s feeling good and it only shows up in training when he gets into that kind of game. He’s working really hard and doing really well.”
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