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Royal Antwerp coach Hasselbaink welcomes deal for Man Utd's Petrucci

Royal Antwerp coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is delighted with their deal for Manchester United midfielder Davide Petrucci.

Petrucci has signed with the Belgians on-loan.

"He's an extremely gifted football player," enthused Hasselbaink on MUTV. "He's a good midfield player, highly technical, who played his first match for 70 minutes and did really well. He's going to be a big asset to our team.

"I'd seen lots of DVDs about him and seen how he plays and how he likes to play. I spoke to him before he came here and I spoke to Warren Joyce about him on several occasions.

"He is my type of player - a creative midfielder who can release the ball for the strikers and create something for himself as well. I like those kind of players."

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