Facundo Pellistri was delighted to receive praise from new Manchester United team-mate Edinson Cavani and in turn backed the striker to be a hit at Old Trafford. 

The Uruguayan attacking pair both signed for United on the final day of the transfer window. 

Cavani is not yet available to play due to the need to quarantine, but Paris Saint-Germain’s record goalscorer – who was a free agent – was quick to laud Pellistri. 

He described the 18-year-old, who joined from Penarol, as “the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game”. 

Meanwhile, Boca Juniors great Juan Roman Riquelme has described Pellistri as a “rascal” on the pitch. 

Pellistri was asked of his response to such comments and told United’s official website: “It’s something unbelievable.

“It’s fantastic to hear such comments from the players they were and are, as Cavani is going to be a team-mate of mine.

“I’m very glad and I’m happy to hear those comments.”

Cavani was linked to a host of top clubs around the world before arriving at United, and Pellistri added: “I’m very happy [to be his team-mate] and hoping he arrives soon.

“Cavani is a very top player, so I think he will be a great player here also.”