DANIEL JAMES – A RISING STAR AT OLD TRAFFORD

Manchester United winger Daniel James has been impressive since making the move from Swansea netting four goals so far. The talented Welshman has impressed many with his direct running and Robben style curved finishes.


It is interesting to see how he has been deployed by Solskjaer on the left of the attack and has thrived in the role. Manchester United have a tradition of utilizing young players, both from the club and from other clubs.
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ASTON VILLA INTERESTED IN CLUB BRUGGE ACE

Aston Villa are said to be interested in signing Club Brugge midfielder Marvelous Nakamba according to reports from Belgium. The Villans have been the highest spenders in the Premier League so far as they have spent over £100 million on 10 players this summer.

It is understood that manager Dean Smith is keen on adding Nakamba to the team as he seeks to add solidity to the midfield. Nakamba is a defensive midfielder that is capable of playing as a central midfielder and plays similarly to N’GoloKante at Chelsea.
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Macheda’s Journey from a Footballer to a Mere Celebrity

Forward for Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos, Federico Macheda became a part of the football world with a whirl. He moved to England, due to financial problems faced in Italy, on an invite by Alex Ferguson for Manchester United and then he became a part of the reserve team at 16 and got his very first chance as a substitute in the match against Aston Villa in the year 2009.

He played at the premier league and scored a winning goal for the team. In the very next match, he was picked when Ferguson had Giggs and Nani as an option to win the match. Though the goal wasn’t the same as the first one but the player nailed it on the ground. He played a full 90 minutes against Everton in FA Cup semi-final. He was the promising new player, but as soon as he was free of the loan he took from the English club, he joined Sampdoria as the player wished to move back to Italy.
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United Up the Pace

Irrespective of some drastic improvement under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the interim manager that has seen Manchester United defeat Cardiff, Bournemouth, and Huddersfield, they are going to head into the year 2019 being in 6th place and trails Liverpool, the leaders by 19 points.

However, this game might be too close. However, Benitezs who is going to send his squad against Manchester United is quite confident that they will still be able to cause some issues for the primary contenders of the title. The Spaniard has stated that the players which they have after invested money on are not bad players. They are pretty good players on the field and have performed really well in the last 3 games. According to him, Manchester United is a good team. He believes that it is a team that can make it to the top 4 positions. They will be able to compete against anyone be it Manchester City or Liverpool.
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FEDERICO MACHEDA MAKES HUGE REVELATION

Manchester United one-season wonder, Federico Macheda has revealed why he snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible gesture after cracking Aston Villa goal in 2009.

The Italian forward famously scored the winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in 2009, with Ronaldo scoring the other two goals in the game.
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AC Milan boss slams Tiemoue Bakayoko after defeat to Napoli

AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso has slammed criticised Tiemoue Bakayoko after the Rossoneri suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Napoli. The San Siro outfit were at one stage holding a 2-0 lead during the game but a brace from Piotr Zielinski and a Dries Mertens strike ensured that the hosts made a dramatic comeback.

Speaking after the game, Gattuso was unpleased with the performance of Chelsea loanee Bakayoko, who was brought during the second period to break up play, he said: “Bakayoko has to learn how to get the ball. We must work correctly. It will not be easy. One week is not enough to remove the defects of a player. I would have preferred to be managing older, more experienced club players.”
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United faces difficult season

Former Manchester United forward Federico Macheda believes that the Red Devils will face a difficult season. He said that last season they were far behind Manchester City and that they have failed to address some issues. He said that he was hoping that the team will make some massive signings to improve the team but unfortunately for them, nothing has been done,

Federico Macheda said that he understands the frustration of the Manchester United manager and that he is right to say that this will be a difficult season.
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Macheda Makes Standout PErformance

Federico Macheda’s first match as a player of Cardiff City occurred during his clubs’ match against Port Vale in the Capital One Cup and the Italian forward made a standout performance in his debut game as he scored 2 goals which helped Cardiff City in sealing a hard fought 3-2 triumph over Port Vale.

The boss of Cardiff City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Macheda’s debut match as the Norwegian manager told reporters:  “When a striker scores two goals on his debut, that’s fantastic. First half we dominated possession… we don’t shoot enough, we don’t finish enough – we get into some great positions and we’re just a little bit shot-shy,”

It was a great way for Macheda to initiate his career in his new club, in a club that is aiming to make a return to the Premier League as they were playing in the top tier English League in the previous season but were relegated after finishing at the very last spot.

Cardiff City’s latest campaign in the Premier League saw them only managing to secure 7 triumphs in the entire season and the consistent series of negative results sparked a sequence of rumors stating that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on the verge of being sacked as the coach of Cardiff City but the owner of the club, Vincent Tan gave the Norwegian one season for him to push the team and make a return to the Premier League.

The owner of Cardiff City, Vincent Tan said:  “I told Ole: ‘I want you to continue, but you have to bring us back to the Premier League next season. I will help you. I will support you.’”

Guido Burstaller, Javi Guerra, Adam Le Fondre, Federicho Macheda, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Charlie Horton, Tom Adeyemi, Danny Johnson, Anthony Pilkington and Sean Morrison are all of the players that were signed by Cardiff City as reinforments for the team that its main objective is to make a return to the top tier English League.

Macheda Hopes For More Play time

Following the release of Manchester United in relation with Federico Macheda, Cardiff City signed him on a free transfer and permanent deal. The young Italian attacker is hoping that at his new club, he can get more time to play in the main squad and play a more important role but it might be slightly more complicated considering that the head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already signed Adam Le Fondre and Javi Guerra.

Both of those players are expected to play alongside as the main attacking powerhouses of Cardiff City and even if any of them get injured or suspended, Federico Macheda will still have stiff competition for the spot in the team with the likes of: Fraizer Campbell, Kenwyne Jones, Nicky Maynard and Joe Mason. All of those are the options that the coach of Cardiff City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has at this disposal to choose from. Macheda is another former Manchester card he can play.

Macheda is well aware of the new obstacles and challenges that he will face in Cardiff City.

“Of course the manager brought in two other strikers along with me and there will be competition for places. You are going to have to work hard and catch the manager’s eye even to get noticed. But that is good for the team; you always need competition especially when it comes to strikers. I want to prove myself to the manager, every season as a player you do have to prove yourself, but the person that I have to prove myself to the most is myself. I can’t wait to get the season started. My target is to play regularly and score as many goals as I can’’ Macheda said.

One of the main reasons on why Macheda decided to join Cardiff City was because of his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solksjaer as the Norwegian manager was the former coach of the reserve team in Manchester United and Macheda has already worked alongside him.

GREAT START

Federico Macheda kickstarted his loan spell in Birmingham City by scoring twice against Charlton and the player who made his way out of Manchester United until the end of the current campaign is optimistic that his new club is capable on finishing at the higher spots of the league.

“We have a good team with great young lads,” Macheda told BBC WM.

“With the quality we have, we look to finish as high as we can in the table.”

The 22 years old forward Macheda, still has not managed to find a spot in the main squad of Manchester United despite having switched managers and the club having offloaded players such as: Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov.

The unfortunate factor for Macheda is the fact that his situation in Manchester United is not going to change anytime soon as Moyes already has his attacking department filled up with Wayne Rooney, Van Persie and Juan Mata as those are the players that are consistently chosen in his starting lineup.

This situation has forced United on releasing Macheda on a number of loan deals to many clubs including: QPR, Stuttgart, Sampdoria and Doncaster Rovers.

“I have been at Man United for many years but I used to get on the pitch once or twice every month. So it is massive for me to play games. I try to score every game. I know it won’t happen.

I have no targets. I just hope the team does well.”

“I am on my last three or four months of my contract with United. I am on loan to impress. I have had loan spells that didn’t work, really. I went abroad and it didn’t really work. I went to Doncaster Rovers this season and now it’s Birmingham, I feel very comfortable’’. Macheda said.