Manchester United’s attempts to offload Harry Maguire have stalled and unless there’s a late twist, the Englishman is likely to continue at Old Trafford. However, there are still several other outcasts who could depart Old Trafford before the close of the transfer window.
Erik ten Hag is only going to let go of Maguire after he’s handed a new centre-back as United’s defensive depth seems worrying bereft of the England international. But that’s not the case going forward, as the Dutch coach is blessed with plenty of quality attackers.
Accordingly, Facundo Pellistri could be allowed to leave United should Ten Hag decides against giving him regular game time.
Manchester United talent Pellistri expected to join Premier League club
The Uruguayan talent enjoyed an encouraging pre-season this summer but returned to the bench for the Red Devils’ opening game of the Premier League season. He replaced Antony in the 77th minute in his side’s 1-0 win over Wolves.
This is likely to be the trend going forward as the Brazilian is Ten Hag’s undisputed starter at the right flank. This means Pellistri will have to once again wait for cup competitions to get any significant opportunity to impress the man on the touchline. As such, a loan move away from United seems the best option for his development.
According to a report by VQV Futbol (via Manchester Evening News), the 21-year-old could leave the club within the coming days. It’s insisted he will join a Premier League club to continue his growth in England. However, the report didn’t state whether the move would be a loan deal or a permanent exit.
United have been very open to cutting ties with their players permanently this summer, having sold the likes of Fred, Anthony Elanga, and Alex Telles for reasonable transfer fees. As such, a good offer for Pellistri could certainly make things interesting.