After breaking into the first team in such explosive fashion several years ago, it would be fair to say that expectations were very high for Federico Macheda at Old Trafford. However, after failing to break into the first team following that debut, the player’s agent has indicated that he could be on the lookout for a new club as he looks to try and earn more first team football.
Macheda was a regular in the United youth teams and his goal scoring prowess meant that he was handed his debut in 2009. That came as he was brought on as a substitute against Aston Villa and even though the Red Devils seemed destined to lose that game with just ten minutes remaining, Macheda ended up being the player to net a memorable three points following a splendid, curling strike from just inside the box in injury time.
Macheda continued to impress in the 2008/09 season and it was no surprise to see many people pinning huge expectations onto his shoulders. However, after being shipped out to both Sampdoria and QPR through separate loan spells, the Italian simply hasn’t been able to build on his early success and with the player now 21, many are just unsure where his career is going. Moreover, with United’s attacking options being so strong at the moment, it appears as though Macheda would have to wait a long time to even be considered for a place in Ferguson’s plans.
Bearing the above in mind, it looks as though the player has been seriously considering his future over recent months. According to his agent, Macheda will give it until January before giving up his career at Old Trafford. Giovanni Bia told ItaSportPress, “He wants to play and if he cannot do so by January then we’ll try to find an alternative solution. I will talk to Sir Alex Ferguson over the next few days. Federico was requested by German and Spanish teams over the summer, but the English club preferred to keep hold of him. I hope they understand the situation and let him leave in January, because it makes no sense to keep a 21-year-old on the bench.”