26 Mar 2022 | 10:59
Edinson Cavani’s Talent
Uruguay won tickets to the 2022 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Peru in the qualifying round. The match saw young Manchester United player Facundo Pellistri make his third consecutive start for Uruguay.
It is possible that Uruguay is in short supply of right-wing positions, or they really like the prospect that Pellistri brings, despite the player only having 10 minutes to play while at Alaves on loan from the beginning of 2022 until now. .
Pellistri played 84 minutes in this victory, making it difficult for the Peruvian defense with his ability to move with the ball, make three successful dribbles and also work hard to break through. The 20-year-old also had 3 tackles and made 4 recoveries, winning 7 duels.
Pellistri received a yellow card in the match and will be suspended for the final match of the 2002 World Cup qualifiers in South America, when Uruguay meets Chile. But importantly, Uruguay was present in Qatar at the end of this year and Pellistri contributed significantly.
The performance of the young Man Utd star of course received attention. El Observador newspaper wrote: “Pellistri, along with Sergio Rochet and Federico Valverde, was one of the top three players in this decisive match.”
It looks promising that Pellistri has earned himself a place in Uruguay’s World Cup squad after his performance. But Man Utd need to give Pellistri a better environment next season.
Man Utd’s next manager could make a big impact on Pellistri’s career. That coach needs to have experience working with young players and be cool to be able to bring Pellistri to really shine. Erik ten Hag is probably the right name.
Another Man Utd star who also plays this match is Edinson Cavani. However, the former PSG striker must appear on the bench when Benfica’s Darwin Nunez is having a strong development.
Cavani played the last 23 minutes, hit a shot on target, and was quite active to help the team secure the victory. Qatar 2022 is Cavani’s fourth World Cup, after tournaments in 2010, 2014 and 2018.
Maybe after the 2022 World Cup, Cavani will announce his retirement from international competition.