Date: 21st February 2012 at 1:53pm
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Reserve team manager Warren Joyce has praised Davide Petrucci for the the strides heĀ has made this season.

Having joined from Roma in 2008, the midfielder initially impressed before missing a large chunk of developmental time due to growth related injuries. Since returning in the middle of last season he has steadily shown the talent that made him so highly rated when we signed him.

At the start of the year he was called up to the Italian u21 squad, capping off an impressive spell of form for him, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed at Old Trafford as Warren Joyce told ManUtd.Com:

“We’ve seen a lot of progression in the way Davide is playing.

“He had to work extremely hard over a period of time as he spent a lot of time out of the game – well over 12 months. Now he’s worked hard to develop his running power.

“There’s never been a question that he’s got ability but he had to get other things up to speed and certainly, at the minute, he’s amongst the goals.

“I think he’s a far better player now than he was before he got injured.

“Especially with his running power, as he didn’t particularly have that.

“I think he’s developed really well over the last 15 months or so.”

Missing such a large chunk of your career at any stage would be detremental but it is particularly damaging at his age so it is great news for him and us that he is finding his feet again especially as he has been touted as one to watch.


2 responses to “Joyce Pleased With Petrucci’s Development”

  1. Alom says:

    WOW! Didn’t know Davide’s injuries were growth related..
    good to see him developing well.. would love to see him step it up to the first team..

  2. Adam says:

    Paul Pogba is the one I saw coming through from the reserves, and its really frustrating to see his future up in the air already. Its good that we’ve managed to bring through Cleverley and Welbeck this season, but I was hoping Pogba would join them in the first team and form the basis of a new team.

    We have another talent in Ryan Tunnicliffe but he isn’t being used properly by Fergie junior and we should maybe bring him back. I don’t see the point in loaning Peterbourgh players if they won’t play them.

    Davide Petrucci was a big talent when we got him but injuries have slowed him down a lot. Maybe he will finish the season well in the reserves and then we can look to loan him out next season.