MANCHESTER UNITED loanee Facundo Pellistri scored against Barcelona just days after his agent slammed Erik ten Hag.
Pellistri found game time difficult to come by at Old Trafford so joined Granada on loan last month.
Facundo Pellistri scored and assisted against BarcelonaGetty
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And he has not taken long to show his quality as he starred in a 3-3 draw with Barcelona on Sunday.
The winger produced a brilliant cross for Richard Sanchez to equalise just before half-time after Lamine Yamal had given Barca the lead.
Pellistri, 22, then put his side in front with a great poacher’s finish at the back post on the hour mark.
Barca twice equalised but Pellistri proved his quality – just days after his agent Edgardo Lasalvia aimed a swipe at Ten Hag.
He said: “Whether he returns to Manchester in the middle of the year will depend on the performance he shows.
“If Ten Hag continues, it’s going to be difficult. Ten Hag hasn’t used him, valued him, or treated him like a professional.”
Just two months ago, Ten Hag said: “For Pelli he has to make a step from a bench player, often having a very good impact, to a starting XI player.
“We will see how quick that process will go.”
Pellistri made nine appearances for United in the Premier League this season, with just one of these being a start.
The Uruguayan has appeared a total of 24 times for United, but is yet to score for the club.
He has been on loan to Alaves twice since joining United in 2020.