Fergie Confirms United Will Sell Striker
Federico Macheda looks like he will be leaving Manchester United for good if we are to believe the quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson in certain newspapers. The young Italian looked to have established himself as a threat up front in 2009 when he scored two…
Federico Macheda looks like he will be leaving Manchester United for good if we are to believe the quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson in certain newspapers. The young Italian looked to have established himself as a threat up front in 2009 when he scored two vitally important goals in consecutive games to keep United on route to title success, but has since frittered away into the shadows.
The 19 year-old never impressed in the first team, and he went missing in a lot of the games he played in after the brief success of two matches. In other words, he seemed out of his depth. Whether it was just the need of more experience and time to adapt to England could be a reason for his poor shows, but this January, the former Lazio man was loaned to another Italian side, Sampdoria.
14 games in the Seria A and no goals later, Macheda’s loan spell is nearing an end. He will soon be returning to Manchester United, but whether United want him back is another matter. Sir Alex has seen the massive rise and rise of Javier Hernandez in Macheda’s absence, with the Mexican showing his manager the ease in which he was able to adapt to the English game.
With Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Dimitar Berbatov as well as other young strikers who have shown much better goalscoring ability in loan spells such as Danny Welbeck at Sunderland, Macheda will find it hard to get into the United side – even the bench will be a tough task.
A Sir Alex Ferguson quote from the News of the World throws Macheda’s future into further doubt. Apparently, Sir Alex said:
“We’re looking to convert the loan to Sampdoria in Macheda for sale outright. Otherwise, look elsewhere.”
He should have been loaned out to a Premier League club in January, not Sampdoria. At the time however, despite Sir Alex wanting him to stay in England on loan, Macheda had his mind set on a return to Italy. The climate and lifestyle may have attracted the young man, but football should have been his priority. Since his move, he has told of his desire to return to Old Trafford. Question is, do they want him?
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