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Man Utd midfielder Pellistri makes Alaves debut

Manchester United midfielder Facundo Pellistri made his debut for loan club Alaves on the weekend.

The young Uruguayan came on after 57 minutes as part of a double substitution as Alaves were beaten 4-0 by United's Europa League opponents Real Sociedad.

He had been an unused sub for the games against Real Valladolid and Barcelona so this was an opportunity to get a first taste of action in Spain's top flight.

Pellistri showed an eagerness to get on the ball and drive at defenders from a position wide on the right flank, even if it was a difficult afternoon for a team hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone.

Alaves, who are currently in 16th place and one point clear of the relegation zone, are at home to Osasuna on Saturday.

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