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Davide Petrucci


Davide Petrucci is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Peterborough United on loan from Manchester United. He joined United from Roma in July 2008. Petrucci began his football career with city giants Roma, playing in their youth team. During the 2007–08 season, he scored 14 goals in 19 appearances for the Roma youth team, alerting Manchester United to his talents. Manchester United offered Petrucci a £95,000-a-year contract, which the Italian youngster accepted on 13 June 2008. In order to comply with FIFA regulations with regard to the international transfer of players under the age of 18, United also offered Petrucci's father, Stefano, a job , as well as offering to pay for regular flights back to Italy. He travelled to Manchester on 30 June 2008, and began training with Manchester United the following day.At the end of July 2008, Petrucci was part of the Manchester United team that won the Premier (under-17) section of the 2008 Milk Cup. He got his first taste of reserve team action on 18 November 2008, when he played 20 minutes of a 2–1 defeat away to Hull City. On 9 January 2013, Petrucci joined Peterborough United on loan, he joined along with his teammate Scott Wootton who was signed until the end of the season. He made his debut on 12 January, in a 2–1 defeat to Nottingham Forest.
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