MACHEDA REFLECTS ON FERGUSON CONVERSATION

Italian striker Federico Macheda has reflected on the life-changing conservation he had with legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson before he became a teenage sensation at Old Trafford over a decade ago.

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Federico Macheda reflected on the conversation with Ferguson just before he made his mark during the Aston Villa game in a chat with the Manchester United podcast. According to him, Ferguson came to meet him while he was on a bike in the gym one morning and also watching news on the TV. Sir Alex Ferguson seldom visited the gym and it was understandably a surprise to see him there. Speaking further, Federico Macheda said he was in the company of his Italian friend DavidePetrucci at the gym and that Ferguson approached him to inform him that he has a good chance of being on the  bench for the Premier League game against Villa during the upcoming weekend if he does well for the reserves later that night. Macheda could not reply as he was shocked in the presence of Ferguson.
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HOW MAN UNITED SIGNED MACHEDA

Manchester United pounced on the chance to sign Federico Macheda in 2007 thanks in part to the rule concerning the signing of youth team players.Italian striker Federico Macheda was born in Rome, Lazio and he began his career as a young footballer in the youth team at Lazio having been spotted at the local Atletico Prenestino club in the Italian capital of Rome.

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Italian football regulations prevented footballers under the age of 18 from putting pen to paper on professional contracts and this prompted Manchester United to swoop in for Federico Macheda. The attacker was not permanently tied to Lazio as a result of the rule above thereby making it easier for the Red Devils to sign him. Manchester United signed Federico Macheda shortly after his 16th birthday since the regulations in England allowed the signing of players over the age of 16 to professional contracts unlike what’s obtainable with the rules in Italy.
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MACHEDA: UNITED MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED

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Italian attacker Federico Macheda won three trophies during his time at the Theatre of Dreams. The Panathinaikos striker won two Premier League titles and one League Cup title while he was at Manchester United.


Federico Macheda burst onto the scene as a teenager at Manchester United during the second half of the 2008/09 season. He came off the bench to score on the occasion of his first game for the Red Devils. With Manchester United in danger at home to Aston Villa, Machedawas introduced into the game and the decision turned out to be a masterstroke from Sir Alex Ferguson. Continue reading MACHEDA: UNITED MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED

MACHEDA: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER REVEALED

Panathinaikos striker Federico Machedahas never represented his country at senior team level on the international football scene though he has played for the junior teams. The Italian player has featured for the u-16, u-17, u-19, and u-21 teams but he’s yet to make an appearance for the Azzuris or even receive an invitation.

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Federico Macheda started his national team career with the Italy u-16 team whom he played for between a period of one year. The striker scored two goals in ten appearances for the Italian u-16s between 2006 and 2007 before he graduated to the u-17 team. The Panathinakos FC of Greece player didn’t score for the Italy u-17s in his three outings with the team between 2007 and 2008. Federico Macheda went on to make a solitary appearance for the Italian u-19 team in 2009 and he didn’t score at the end of the game. His biggest impact for the Italian national team was with the u-21s.
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MACHEDA REVEALS HOW LOAN AFFECTED HIM

Panathinaikos striker Federico Macheda has revealed how the loan move to Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria almost ended his football career before it even started. Federico Macheda made this known in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail earlier in the year.

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Macheda stated that his confidence as a footballer took a massive hit while he was on loan at Sampdoria from Manchester United. The Italian striker had insisted on returning to Italy at a time that then manager Sir Alex Ferguson told him to stay in England.
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MACHEDA: PANATHINAIKOS CAREER REVEALED

Italian striker Federico Macheda has found a home in Greece with Panathinaikos after failing to establish himself in his previous clubs including Premier League giants Manchester United.

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Federico Machedacame into prominence as a teenager at Old Trafford. The 29-year-old spent around one year in the Manchester United reserve team before he made his first team debut against Aston Villa in the Premier League in 2009.
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MACHEDA GOAL DROUGHT CONTINUES

The goals have dried up a bit for Panathinaikos forward Federico Machedathis season. The Italian player started the season with goals from where he stopped in the last campaign but he has failed to find the back of the net like before in the past three months. Federico Macheda hit an impressive 14 goals in 33 league outings last term at the rate of almost one goal in two league games but has struggled to maintain that ratio this season.


Only Youssef El-Arabi scored more goals than Federico Macheda in the Greek Super League last season. The Moroccan international scored 20 goals for Olympiacos who emerged victorious as far as the league title is concerned at the end of the season. Atromitos attacker GiorgosManousos andNelson Oliviera of AEK scored 14 league goals alongside Federico Macheda. Aris forward Bruno Gama was fifth on the list of the highest goalscorers with 12 goals. Continue reading MACHEDA GOAL DROUGHT CONTINUES

WHERE IS FEDERICO MACHEDA

 

Italian striker Federico Machedashowed a lot of promise while he broke into Manchester United team as a relatively unknown youth team player during the 2008/09 season. He had been signed by Manchester United from his local club Lazio in 2007 but he didn’t sign a professional contract until the start of the 2008/09 season.

Federico Macheda had started his career at his local club Lazio before being snapped up by the Sir Alex Ferguson-led Manchester United team. His impact at Old Trafford was instant after he came on to turn the Aston Villa game on its head. Manchester United had lost two league games on the trot before that Villa game in April 2009 and were on the verge of losing a third consecutive game until Federico Macheda intervened. Continue reading WHERE IS FEDERICO MACHEDA

How Federico Macheda Remained Unsuccessful at United?

Many young and talented footballers have come through the system of the academy to join Manchester United club and have become important players for them in the course of time. Certainly, the identity of Manchester United is largely based on the idea to provide a good pathway to young footballers so that they get the chance to showcase their talents. But not every player gets the chance to show their greater side when they play for a club. Mentioned below are three wonderkids of Manchester United who could not fulfill their potential there.

  • Federico Macheda

Macheda’s turn and his finish against Aston Villa became a landmark moment for Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager. He kept the side of Old Trafford on course to lift another Premier League trophy under pressure from Liverpool. There was a high chance of Federico Macheda emerging as the next great striker, but he could not keep up to his promises that he made to the club. He left Old Trafford in the year 2014 to sign in at Cardiff City. He is currently at Greek side Panathinaikos.

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