Former Manchester United defender, Paul Parker has urged manager Erik ten Hag to start Facundo Pellistri ahead of Alejandro Garnacho in their side’s upcoming Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Parker said Pellistri is a workaholic, who makes something out of nothing.

Ten Hag is currently in the midst of a selection headache ahead of Man United’s home clash with Brighton at Old Trafford, with both Jadon Sancho and Antony not in his plans at the moment.

“I would go with Pellistri over Garnacho on the right wing. I think Garnacho has done well when coming off the bench but at this moment, I look at him as an impact player,” Parker told MyBettingSites.

“Pellistri got something about him. He has this willingness and desire to do really well.

“He makes something out of nothing and he is a workaholic.”

He added, “If he plays on the right wing in front of [Aaron] Wan Bissaka, I think Manchester United have a right-hand side of hard-working players who will do very well when they don’t have the ball.”

Pellistri joined Man United from Penarol for close to £9 million in 2020.

The 21-year-old winger made his senior-team debut for Man United last season, providing one assist in 232 minutes of action across 12 appearances for the Red Devils

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