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09/10/2012 17:48, Report by Adam Marshall
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Focus on... Fornasier

MUTV's regular feature puts United's younger players under the spotlight...

First kicked a ball..
Since I was really young, I always played with a ball. I just started playing it and enjoying it.

Signed for United..
I came here when I had just turned 16. In the first year, it took a bit more time to get into the English mentality and English football so I just got used to England and everything. Then, in the second year, it was great. We won the FA Youth Cup and, since then, have just started improving and enjoying my football.

Season ambitions..
To break into the first team and be called a professional footballer.

What are your best attributes?
I like to head the ball and think I'm an aggressive kind of player. I'm tough on the strikers and like to make the last challenge as well. I can still improve my technique - my left foot especially - and I think I try to be sharper every day.

Career highlight..
Winning the FA Youth Cup was a really big deal as United hadn't won it for eight years so it was good to do it.

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Michele Fornasier

Age: 19

Born: Italy

Position: Centre-half

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