Date: 26th July 2012 at 12:34pm
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was given a place in the starting line up of the Manchester team that faced Shanghai Shenhua yesterday, and he impressed in his 45 minute appearance.

Last week spoke highly of the reserve team captain, and claimed he was a great player. Petrucci clearly has the attributes to go on and be one displaying a class and intelligence in his performance yesterday.

The Italian went close himself, with the Shenhua keeper sprawling to shepard the ball past the post and also picked out with a sublime pass, only for the new signing to put his shot wide.

Having impressed at reserve level last year, it remains to be seen what this season holds for Petrucci. A step up into the first team whilst possible is unlikely, so perhaps a loan spell is on the cards.

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