Davide Petrucci moved from Manchester United to Peterborough United on a month loan yesterday and is relishing the chance to prove himself with some first-team football
Petrucci on loan to Peterborough
The loan spell is only for a month, but Peterborough United bos and son of Sir Alex, Darren Ferguson has indicated that they would like him to stay beyond the initial agreement if it suits all parties.
Yesterday both Petrucci and Scott Wootton signingmoved down to Peterborough on loan with Wootton’s move already agreed until the end of the season.
Petrucci this morning spoke to the Peterborough official website and said:
“It was actually quite a while ago [when I knew of the interest], obviously, I have been playing for the Reserves recently but wanted a new step forward and a step up so I’m happy to come here.
“I want to learn from the more experienced players. I’m sure if I play, I can learn something from them and just help the team. Hopefully, they can help me too and, together, we can achieve something important.”
“I tried to model myself on Francesco Totti, sometimes you learn just from looking at players. I was watching and could learn and he’s still playing and is one of my best idols but another was Zinedine Zidane.
Scott Wootton is excited about the loan move away from Manchester United and is in no doubt Petrucci can make his mark at London Road.
“He’s been at United for about four years and has bags and bags of ability, he’s great on the ball and is probably best in the No10 position.
“He can play centre-midfield as well and is best with the ball at his feet, looking for runners in behind and linking up one-twos. He has shots from outside the box and is a very talented player.”
Wootton on his own move to Peterborough, he added:
“Yesterday morning, I was called into the manager’s office and he said Peterborough wanted to take me back. That was it really. Obviously, I knew the players, the staff and the club and I know they like to play the right football so I was interested straight away.”