Man Utd’s plans for Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo in January explained

Manchester United’s plans for Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo have been explained by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Diallo will link up with his new team-mates in January, having secured a deadline day move in October from Atalanta worth a potential £37million.

Meanwhile, Pellistri has so far been limited to game time with the Under-23s, and scored three goals in his last three appearances for the reserve side.

The Uruguayan teenager was an unused substitute in United's Champions League wins over Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir, but has not trained with the first team since last month.

And Solskjaer explained that he was in need of a confidence boost before being put on the main stage.

"We felt Facundo would benefit," said the Norwegian. "He started training with the first-team – he did well but we couldn't give him game-time so we thought we'd give him a run of games in the 23s and he's benefited from that.

“His confidence has been given a boost. He's shown in all the games that he can impact the game.”

In terms of Diallo, Solskjaer revealed that he was hoping to get him into the first team straight away, though the same was said of Pellistri a couple of months ago.

"With Amad, hopefully we can get him in and we'll see how the squad looks and how he looks and how he settles as soon as possible.

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“They're both talented players that we believe will have a long career here. It's important we find the right time."

United are in action on Thursday night when they travel to Sheffield United, hoping to push themselves back up towards the top four.

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