Davide Petrucci
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Manchester United midfielder Davide Petrucci has left Old Trafford and completed his switch to CFR Cluj.

A statement on Cluj's official website read, "Club CFR 1907 Cluj materialized during today a new transfer. It is the Italian midfielder Davide Petrucci. We wish the new team success and developments as good. Davide will wear jersey number 4."

The 22-year-old was signed by the Red Devils former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2008 from AS Roma for a fee of £200,000. The Italian U21 international made it to the first team a year later, but failed to create an impact.

Petrucci was on-loan at Peterborough, Royal Antwerp and Charlton Athletic and was included in Louis van Gaal's 25-man squad for the Premier League this season. The midfielder was aware that his first team appearances would be limited under the Dutchman.

The former Roma youth midfielder's current deal was not set to expire until the end of the ongoing campaign. The Daily Mail claims Petrucci terminated his Old Trafford contract and made a switch to the Romanian outfit in search of regular playing time.

The Italian midfielder will sign a one-year deal with his new club - with an option to extend it for a further two years.

Earlier this month, Tom Cleverley joined Aston Villa on a season-loan loan and his move to Villa Park saw Van Gaal allowing 17 players leave Old Trafford. With Petrucci's departure, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has further extended the clear-out list.

Meanwhile, Ecuador interim coach Sixto Vizuete says Manchester United wing-back Antonio Valencia has not told him that he wants to retire from international football.

Valencia was not part of the squad during Ecuador's 4-0 win over Bolivia in Miami. Earlier, reports said the former Wigan Athletic man wants to end his career with the national side.

"I have spoken several times to him [Valencia] and he has not told me that. I do not think he will make that decision because he is a man who the selection [international side] wants and needs. He must prepare to represent the country," Vizuete explained.