Macheda Grows Up Just In Time?

By on July 15, 2011

Those who stayed up into the early hours of the morning to watch Manchester United’s pre season game against New England Revolution will have seen Kiko Macheda score two very instinctive and classy goals in United’s 4-1 win in Boston, Massachusetts.

In fact, his all round performance had improved vastly from the last time I saw him in a Manchester United shirt, as he scored double the amount of goals in this game than he did in his six month loan with Italian side Sampdoria last season. Sent on at half time, he was clearly a man on a mission.

He wanted to and quite frankly needed to prove to Sir Alex Ferguson that he can compete for a forward position at Manchester United, ahead of the five other strikers fighting for a place.


The 19 year-old, who has recently joined Twitter and already making headlines on the site with a tweet about possible United signing Wesley Sneijder, was delighted to be back in a United shirt. He said:

“I am very happy because I had a difficult six months. I couldn’t wait to get back here from Italy, even though it is my own country.”

“There is a different mentality in Italy. They don’t see young players like they do in England. They don’t tend to choose them, especially when things are not going well.”

“I am not scarred by it. You learn a lot from bad experiences. I grew up as a man. I have another mentality now.”

“When you leave Manchester United, go somewhere else and come back, you realise how different it all is. It is better to work really hard and I hope to stay here.”

If he can continue to put in performances like the one against New England Revolution, he certainly has a good chance of staying at United. He looked fit, sharp and up for the task, and with a bit more coaching could have a big future ahead of him. Watch the highlights of the victory over NE Revolution below if you haven’t seen them.

Submitted by DBSFootball


One Comment

  1. Kev

    July 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    He’s a quality player. I’d hate to see him leave.

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