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United face second academy jewel rejection

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Manchester United could lose a second young prospect in the form of striker Davide Petrucci, according to Sports Illustrated.

The Italy Under-21 international is yet to make a first-team appearance for United since signing for the club in 2008.

And with his opportunities unlikely to improve, Petrucci is ready to leave for a nominal fee this summer, with several Serie A sides lining up a move.

Petrucci's opportunities to impress have been restricted by an 18-month groin problem, following a well-documented move from Italian giants Roma.

The problem is similar to that of Paul Pogba, who is yet to pen a new deal with United, and could still yet depart for Juventus at the end of the season.

Pogba's first-team activity has been more regular than Petrucci's, but his future at Old Trafford is still unsure.

The 20-year-old Petrucci has played at every youth level for Italy, progression that forced manager Sir Alex Ferguson to promote him to first-team training and saw him travel with the senior squad for the match against Tottenham Hotspur in March.

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