Solskjaer admitted he and the club viewed the signing of the Uruguayan as a substantial coup in December, saying: “Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe that he will be a real talent for the long term.
“Whilst we understand it will take time for him to adapt to the English game, he is capable of having an impact with his pace and ability to beat his opponent.
“Facundo has the perfect platform at Manchester United to develop and he has all of the technical qualities and the right mentality required to become a top player here.
“We are all looking forward to working with him to fulfil his potential over the coming years.”
Pellistri himself talked up Solskjaer upon moving, saying: “To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true.