The 21-year-old made the decision to schedule his own personal training sessions in order to spend time getting ready for the upcoming Man Utd campaign.
At Manchester United, wingers are supposed to be as tenacious in defense as they are nimble in attack, according to Facundo Pellistri.
With Jadon Sancho’s future uncertain and Antony unavailable, the Uruguayan, who participated in both of his nation’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers over the international break, might be in line for a bigger role in Erik ten Hag’s plans.
Marcus Rashford has appeared on the right side of the field four times under Ten Hag, even though it is not the ideal position for either Bruno Fernandes or Rashford.
Pellistri, who has 12 senior games for United, is the only natural senior right winger available because Amad is injured. Prior to beginning preseason training with United, he made the decision to hold a private training camp in Mexico.
“Football today is always challenging. You must continue practicing during any holidays since you are unable to take them, the 21-year-old told club reporters. “Therefore, everyone continues to push because the seasons are now harder than ever.
“And we need to train that way if we want to win everything. It is the current state of affairs. Of course, we do what we want to do. We enjoy playing. If you don’t train, you won’t be able to participate in the many games we wish to play.
Before taking on Bayern Munich in the Champions League the following Wednesday, Pellistri might make just his second senior start for United against Brighton this weekend. The youngster described the standards that the club has for all wingers.
“Wingers today not only have to attack but also have to defend,” he continued. Before, you might have assumed that I am a winger. Currently, you must defend in the same manner as you strike, so I just assault.
“Since players need to perform all of those tasks in modern football, that is why I had to train in Mexico. So, yeah, that is another reason why we must protect. But that’s just the way it is; you have to do everything. And you must do it if you want to succeed.
Pellistri responded when asked more about his training in “extremely hot” Mexico: “I had to train very late because the first day, I attempted to exercise as normal, more or less three hours a dayo’clock, but the sun made it impossible. I therefore began my training later—around nine at night.