Davide Petrucci joins CFR Cluj from Manchester United

Italian midfielder Davide Petrucci has joined Romanian club CFR Cluj after being released from his Manchester United contract by mutual consent.

The 22-year-old moved to United from hometown club Roma in 2008 but was unable to break into the first team at Old Trafford and spent time out on loan at Peterborough, Royal Antwerp and Charlton.

Petrucci had actually been included in Louis van Gaal's 25-man Premier League squad but with his contract due to expire at the end of the season opted instead to terminate his deal in order to go in search of regular football.

A United statement read: "Everyone at Manchester United would like to wish Davide well at his new club.''