Davide Petrucci has joined Posh on a one-month loan deal.

Peterborough United have secured the signing of Manchester United midfielder Davide Petrucci on a one-month loan deal.

The 21-year-old will remain at London Road until 9th February and boss Darren Ferguson is delighted with the arrival of the former Roma man.

'Davide is a very good footballer, is a good size and this is his first loan move, so that is why it is only for a month, but between the two of us, I am sure we can extend it to the end of the season if it works out for all parties.

'He can play anywhere in midfield, he can play off the front and he could play in a sitting role. He is a very talented boy and we will just find the right position for him. Lee Tomlin is obviously suspended, I have young Jaanai Gordon who has impressed, but I think Davide can play in that one off the front role.

'There have been rumours about Nick Powell, I have no idea where they have come from, it is not going to happen, he is injured anyway and I am not too sure my father will be letting him out on-loan anyway.

'We need bodies in, I spoke to my Dad about Davide for a couple of weeks and there was other clubs in for him so we are delighted to get him to the football club. My Dad was happy for him and Scott Wootton to join and they will go into the squad for Saturday,' Ferguson said.

Petrucci will wear the number 23 shirt.