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Injury woes for United’s Posh midfielder

by jonnyescott

Manchester United’s young midfield sensation Davide Petrucci has returned from his loan spell at Peterborough United after picking up a hamstring injury that will likely see him sidelined for the season.

Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough Chairman

Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough Chairman

Petrucci had a great start to his loan spell at Peterborough having scored a screamer on his debut and impressed in his four appearances for Darren Ferguson’s side.

It is a massive blow to Petrucci who, despite having real talent, has seen his career so far marred by a series of injuries that saw him play almost no part in the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons.

He did start to make progress recently in United’s U21s, scoring eight goals in 25 appearances in the 2011/2012 campaign, but this latest setback is terrible luck for the Italian.

Petrucci joins United’s other former Peterborough loanee Scott Wootton on the sidelines. Wootton, like Petrucci, joined Peterborough in January in a deal which was expected to see both of the players ply their trade at London Road till the end of the season.

But Wootton injured his hamstring in early February and was expected to return to Peterborough around the start of April but he hasn’t recovered in time.

Meanwhile, Sean McGinty is set to join League One high flyers Tranmere Rovers till the end of the season.

McGinty, who has had spells at Morecambe, Oxford and Carlisle already this season will team up with Ronnie Moore’s side as they look to push for automatic promotion to the Championship.

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