Exiled Man Utd loan star makes 'complicated' admission after manager change

One of Manchester United's exiled loan stars has been speaking about his experience away from Old Trafford over recent months.

Manchester United starlet Facundo Pellistri has been speaking amid his loan spell with La Liga strugglers Granada. The 22-year-old been on loan with the Spanish club since January, making six league appearances after seeing few opportunities at Old Trafford in the first half of the season.

It's not the winger's first experience in Spain, previously spending time with Alaves on loan, and naturally, he fits well in the Iberian nation given Spanish is his first language. Things are not straightforward, though, with Granada currently 19th and heading for a return to the Segunda division. They are currently 13 points from safety with a game in hand having only won three games all season.

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They have also just replaced manager Alexander Medina with José Ramón Sandoval, and it should be a new-look Granada when Pellistri returns from international duty with Uruguay, even if the Andalusian club are not likely to have a chance of staying up.

“At the club we are going through a complicated time, but football is like that, there are good and bad moments and you have to be quick to change the chip and bring good energy here,” the winger told ESPN. “When I return to the club, we have to continue with the best of energy to achieve our objectives, and try to do our best here.”

Pellistri has featured regularly for his loan club over recent weeks having struggled to impress Erik ten Hag earlier in the season, and he is enjoying getting minutes on the pitch. “I’m getting a lot of minutes in Granada," he added. "I’m happy about that part, but sad about how the level of the group is going, we all want to achieve the objective, there are still chances: as long as those chances are there, we’re going to keep fighting."

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