Man United teenager Pellistri joins Alaves on loan

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(Reuters) - Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri has joined La Liga side Alaves on loan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Uruguayan forward has yet to make a first-team appearance for United, having joined them from Penarol in October for a reported 9 million pounds ($12.34 million).

After featuring for United's Under-23 side, Pellistri will now head to Spain in a bid to gain regular first-team experience with Alaves, who are involved in a relegation battle.

($1 = 0.7294 pounds)

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)