Davide Petrucci, who has had a great season for the Reserves and has received a few shouts be worthy of a place on the pre-season, has spoken of his delight at being a Manchester United player.

“It’s my dream. I would love to play for United,” he told the official site. “That is my aim and my target for the moment. That’s the reason why I left home at 16. [It was brave] leaving without my family, but Kiko helped me a lot. Everything was new for me, however I wanted to play for United so badly – so badly – that’s why I did it. Everyone is so friendly that they make you feel at home. The first time I came here, it felt like home. That’s why I enjoy it here and why I want to play here. I would do it 100 times again. It’s so good being here.”

Petrucci also loves the city… it’s just the weather he’s not too keen on.

“I love it. I really love it,” he said. “It’s just the weather! I still don’t like the weather because I like the sunshine. I think if you had the Italian sunshine here, you would have the best part of the world. It’s not always sunny in Rome, but it’s definitely more sunny than here.”

Read the interview in full.