Davide Petrucci and Scott Wootton joined up with Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough on loan last week and both made their debut in the loss to Nottingham Forest at the weekend.
United fans have been itching to see Petrucci go out on loan and get some game time under his belt and alongside long term friend Wootton, he seems to be settling down rather quickly and is even learning how to speak Scouse.
Speaking to Peterborough’s official website, Petrucci said: ‘It was actually quite a while ago that I first heard of the interest from Peterborough.
“I have obviously been playing for the reserves recently, and I wanted and knew that the next step forward was to come out on-loan. I thought it was a great opportunity to come and I am happy to be here.”
‘I am very happy to be at Peterborough with my team-mate Scott Wootton.I have known Scott for a long time, so I am very good friends with him and that helps as well. We live together now and hopefully we can play together and do well. I have taught Scott a little bit of Italian and he has taught me a little bit of Scouse, so we are getting on just fine.” Davide Petrucci
Since arriving from Roma, Petrucci has promised a lot but not delivered much due to injuries that have marred his progression. An artistic player, his passing range is phenomenal but a lack of game time has stopped him from showcasing his ability.
Captain of the United U21s, he can happily dictate the tempo of play in a fashion that the great footballers can. Underneath the watchful eye of Darren Ferguson, United fans are really hoping that Petrucci can finally show what he is really made of and push himself towards a spot in the United senior squad.
In the rest of his interview with the clubs official website, Petrucci went on to talk about his footballing heroes and just why playing at United means so much to him:
‘I have met the rest of the lads and hopefully I can learn from the more experienced boys and improve during my time here. I am here just to help the team, and hopefully they can help me as well and we can achieve something important.
‘It was a massive move because I was already at a top team in Roma. Roma were the team I supported and still do, but when I heard about United’s interest, I was very keen to make the move. I was very happy with the move. I have had an injury, which was very frustrating, but I have fully recovered and am looking to push forward.
‘I was fortunate to be at Roma when Francesco Totti was at the club and he was incredible. Sometimes, you can learn from just looking at players. I was watching and I could learn every day. He is still playing and is one of the best. Totti and Zinedine Zidane are my footballing heroes.
‘The players at United are fantastic. They have a superb winning mentality. You can learn so much from them. I speak to people like (Paul) Scholes, (Ryan) Giggs and (Rio) Ferdinand and all of them can give you something, it’s good very good environment to play your football.”