Fulham’s new signing Josh Pritchard is hoping to make an impact with the Whites after maintaining that he was pushed out of the picture at Manchester United.

The right back believes he had little option but to leave Old Trafford, after the best part of a decade with United, because the club had signed two Italian defenders.

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.