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When he arrived from Roma there was all sorts of talk about him being the next Totti and the next best thing in Italian football but he has gone off the radar a bit and I haven't heard him mentioned in a while. I know he had a long lay off with injury last season but I haven't heard anything since. Has anyone any info on him ?
 
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Haven't seen a great deal either. He seemed to be going very well up until his injury but I haven't heard anything since. Do you know if he's still carrying that injury ? Do you reckon he can make it into the first team this season ?
 

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All about finding the right team for him, not many Championship teams require a playmaker and if they do, they probably have one already.
 

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Re: What ever happened to Davide Petrucci ?

I think he had a lot of trouble with growing pains and had other injuries stem from there. He's been on the sidelines for a hell of a long time though, it'll take him some time to get his game back. He's obviously a talent though, Roma wouldn't have called him Totti's heir for nothing
 

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9 months he's been out for I believe. Pogba was out for a while and came back like he'd never been away. Hopefully Petrucci will be the same.
 
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I thought Petrucci was out for longer than that? almost 14 months??
he's back in full training it, seems he had growing pains, terrible pain around the groin area as per Twitter.. tht's gotta hurt!! ;)
 
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I meant to put this thread in the Reserve section but anyway.. Petrucci looks like he is getting back to full fitness and from the cameos I've seen since his comeback he looks like an excellent player. Plays a lot like Morrison actually. He has great vision and a good shot too from the looks of things. Hopefully that's the end of his injury problems because he's a very good prospect
 

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Yeah, still not seen a lot of him, but just watched Reserves highlights of the 2-2 draw with Sunderland, he came on and looked very impressive, unlucky not to get a goal and went into a 50/50 with the GK with no fear. Some great touches too. And one great shot at goal, reminded me of Scholes, so powerful.
 

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Here's another lad... do we really need a creative midfielder? A bossman is what we need in midfield.
 

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Parker and Fletcher on rotation would be a good combo, I think Fletch's lack of form could be also down to too much football over the past 3 seasons? Hasn't he been playing in majority of our games? (well expect for the last few months).

And we do need someone like Petrucci, he's capable of picking out passes like Scholesy, we need someone like that once Scholesy retires. Tunnicliffe and Pogba are players who can boss the midfield!
 

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Parker and Fletcher on rotation would be a good combo, I think Fletch's lack of form could be also down to too much football over the past 3 seasons? Hasn't he been playing in majority of our games? (well expect for the last few months).

And we do need someone like Petrucci, he's capable of picking out passes like Scholesy, we need someone like that once Scholesy retires. Tunnicliffe and Pogba are players who can boss the midfield!
Yes but i'm talking about now... none of those will be ready next season which is why Parker might be a good alternative to the likes if we can't get a De Rossi or Schweinsteiger. Depends how much Parker would cost though too.
 
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Anyone think he might make the bench this weekend against Blackpool?

I'm pretty sure we'll see some youngsters on the bench. maybe one or two from Brady, Drinkwater, Petrucci, De Laet, Ajose, Matty James??
 

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Was in the squad for the game today. Brilliant to see, fully deserved, hopefully on the bench on Thurs.
 

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He deserves a to be involved with the first team more maybe not now but next season unless he goes on loan really impressive displays.
 

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Star of the show again. Will hopefully go to Bilbao even if it's just to sit on the bench. Experience will be good.
 

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Contract is up in the summer you'd hope if he stays fit to the end of the season he'll get a new deal and start getting a look in with the first team.

It's a hell of a step from the reserves to our first team though have to admit I've not seen the reserves this season so can't really say how good he is but almost every game he gets rave reviews.
 
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Yeah it is a massive step up. Didn't see tonight's game but his performaces in general when I've watched have been very good. That said though Eikrem and even Norwood at the back end of last season were just as good for the reserves and neither have or will make it at United. I'd like to see Petrucci given a chance though considering the work he's put in.
 

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He deserved a new contract after some of his performances in the reserves. Probably go out on loan next season?
 

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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.
 

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Pleased for him. I have my doubts, but I hope he proves me wrong. I'd like to see him deeper in a Scholes type role.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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I also wouldn't be surprised, would be stupid to let him go right now though, deserves an extra few years too having missed 2 years with a bad injury. Terrible luck.

Hard to say what impact signing Powell will have on Petrucci, we don't know much about the lad yet. Losing Morrison and Pogba also means it doesn't really push Petrucci down the pecking order.
 
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