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Fulham prospect Pritchard: Italian lads pushed me out of Man Utd

Fulham are hoping for big things from former Manchester United defender Josh Pritchard.

The right-back left Manchester United, the club he had been with for the best part of 10 years this summer, in search of what we all hope will be a pathway to the top at Fulham.

Pritchard told fulhamfc.com: "I was with Manchester United from the age of six to 16.

"But in the end they didn't want to offer me a contract, because they brought in two Italian boys who also played right-back.

"Here at Fulham Mac [Adrian McElligott] got in touch with the people at United and Fulham initially took me on trial for a week. I must have done ok, because they offered me a two year scholarship.

"It was an offer from a Premier League club, in the top seven, and it sounded good. When I came down to look around it met my expectations, so I signed. It was an easy decision."

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