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As revealed by the editors of "Sky Sports" during the program "Special Cup", the young Italian talent of Manchester United, David Petrucci, born in '91, he signed a three-year renewal with the English side. The boy was sought from Rome, Genoa and Inter, but at this point will not arrive in Italy.
I'd say that's likely. Says a lot that those 3 clubs were interested, would be idiotic to not give him another few years. Expect a lot of new contracts over the next few weeks. Surprised there hasn't been more already, suppose players been on holiday and playing friendlies though. One of the U18s posted a picture of them training today, there'll be stuff going on over the next week I think.
He's not bad defensively, I think his best role is in behind the striker certainly if he's to make the step up. Could mature into a proper CM though like Scholes who started off further forward. We'll see what happens.
Wouldn't surprise me if Petrucci was sold next summer. We have put youngsters on 2 or 3 year contracts in the past to get a bit of money for them down the line. I'm sure he will go out on loan next season and the success of that loan will probably decide his fate.
Very impressive cameo from him. Much like Lingard but didn't have as much time on the pitch. Even had the balls to have a go at Berba which is good to see from youngsters. Hope to see more of him on Saturday.
Two excellent passes, but expected better after reading positive comments from several sources. The first half was pretty dire and thought no one was particularly impressive to be honest. Petrucci did okay.
Petrucci on the bench is unlikely. We have several attacking options that are ahead of Petrucci.
Is tonight's reserve game a friendly? I would have thought the captain of the team would be involved last night's competitive game? At 21 I assume he's not considered one of the older age players - if he is considered over age it may explain his absence with Fergie wanting game time for Evans, Buttner and Fletcher. Injury is probably the answer.
Think we might see him in league cup matches but in his position we have Rooney & Kagawa plus the likes of Welbeck/Cleverley/Anderson would all probably fill in before he got a chance.
The club clearly rate him as they've offered him a new contract in the summer now his injuries look like they might behind him could see him possibly going out on loan to the championship to get some game time.