QPR striker Jamie Mackie has said that fellow QPR striker Cissé will find it hard to get back into the first-team due to his good form. Jamie Mackie scored twice for QPR in the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers last weekend. Even though it did not help QPR to get anything from the match, it at least showed Mark Hughes that he has a striker who is capable of putting the ball in the back of the net. Scoring goals has been a major problem for QPR under Neil Warnock, and it is a problem that has grown under Mark Hughes.

The arrival of Jamie Mackie up front, though, is expected to solve the problems for QPR at least now. The London club spent heavily on bringing in several players during the January transfer window. It has been estimated that they have spent close to around £ 15 million in the January transfer window alone, with the owner promising even more significant funds in the summer. Most of the players who have been signed by QPR now are strikers, which clearly shows the priority for the remainder of the season. The promise shown by Jamie Mackie will be extremely delightful for manager Mark Hughes.

“I was delighted to be up front too as I haven’t been playing there much. I’ll play wherever I’m told, but I feel my best position is up front, and that is where I can benefit the team most. When you spend a long time on the sidelines like I did, you get to work on other parts of your game, and I did spend a lot of time working in the gym,” Jamie Mackie said after the match against Blackburn. QPR will be up against Fulham in their next match.


QPR owner Tony Fernandes has said that he wants to see more fight from the players over the next few matches. QPR owner Tony Fernandes sacked manager Neil Warnock and appointed former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes in his place.

Even more than the appointment, the transfer funds promised by the Malaysian owner surprised a lot of people. He initially promised a transfer budget of around £ 20 million. Those who were expecting false promises from the new QPR owner were disappointed after the London club spent approximately around £ 15 million in strengthening the squad in various departments.

Players like Nedum Onuoha, Cisse, Taye Taiwo, and Federico Macheda arrived in the January transfer window. Big things were expected of QPR following the arrival of these players. However, the reality of the situation has been totally different, as Mark Hughes has been unable to get the results so far.

This has led to intense speculation that Mark Hughes may be relieved of his post in the summer. This is because it will be the second time the former Chelsea player would have failed with significant transfer budget at his disposal unlike at Blackburn Rovers and Fulham.



Federico Macheda arrived on loan to his new club QPR and immediately found himself at the mercy of new manager Mark Hughes. Immediately upon his arrival, QPR decided to sack the man who was responsible for bringing him to London in the first place – Neil Warnock.

However, the Italian has said that he simply wants to impress Sir Alex Ferguson more than anybody else and will be looking to work harder for QPR over the next few months. Mark Hughes will certainly be taking a look at Federico Macheda given that QPR have been struggling to score goals at home this season.

The six-month loan deal will provide Federico Macheda with a great opportunity to show Sir Alex Ferguson that he is good enough to play in the Premier League. Despite spending the last two years out on loan, Federico Macheda is still relatively young at just 19 years of age. He knows that he needs to excel at QPR in order to get any chance of playing regularly at Manchester United.



Manchester United youngster Federico Macheda believes that he needs to step up his game if he is to have a future at The Red Devils. The 20 year old Italian has been loaned out by manager Sir Alex Ferguson to Queens Park Rangers so that he could learn the game under manager Neil Warnock.

But with the sacking of Warnock and the arrival of Mark Hughes as new manager, Sir Alex’s plans seem to have gone astray. However, the Italy Under-21 international believes that it will not be a problem as Sparky, being a former Manchester United player having played under Sir Alex for 9 years, will know exactly the same as Sir Alex.

The youngster has endured a frustrating couple of years at Old Trafford after bursting onto the scene with the winning goal against Aston Villa in a 3-2 win in the dying minutes of the match, a game that went a long way in deciding the fate of the title that season. Macheda was sent out on loan to Italian club Sampdoria in January last season but he could not get enough games there and the club ended up being relegated.



Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has moved to QPR on a loan deal till the end of the season at the start of the January transfer window.

He was initially expected to become a first team regular at Manchester United after his goal scoring debut against Aston Villa in 2009. However, things have not worked out in the same way for the Italian. He has endured a frustrating spell at Manchester United recently and there has been talk of him moving away from the club permanently. He spent last season on loan at Italian club Sampdoria, but it has failed to make an impression on manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

As a result, the Italian has admitted that he will be considering his future when he completes his spell with QPR. In order to show his manager that he is capable of playing in the Premier league, Federico Macheda has stated that he will be stepping up his game another notch at QPR. QPR are in need of goals at the moment in order to get away from the relegation zone. Federico Macheda says that he is hoping that he will be the one to provide that. New manager Mark Hughes will be taking a look at Federico Macheda before deciding on the reinforcements required in the January transfer window.

“No, no, no, I don’t worry. I couldn’t help them stay in Serie A because the problem was another thing. The team did not work well and there was another situation different to here. In Italy everything is difficult and I never really played as well,” he said when asked about his failure to keep Sampdoria from relegation. QPR are just one point above the drop zone and they are looking for only their second home win of the season.


Federico Macheda has said that he is open to moving to another Premier League club on a loan deal if it provides him with the right opportunity to get some experience under his belt.

Federico Macheda made his debut against Aston Villa a few seasons ago, and scored on his debut. He was instantly expected to become a major star at Manchester United, but things have not progressed in the same way. Now, he has spent some time on loan in Italy, but it has not proved to be the determining factor for him to break through into the Manchester United first team. This season also some does not seem to be improving rapidly, and hence, the Italian striker is keen to make a loan move to get some experience.

This time around, Federico Macheda hopes that he moves to a Premier League club instead of the club in other regions like Italy and Spain because it would help him establish in the Premier League more than anything else. With the January transfer window coming in the next few weeks, this certainly seems to be a right time for Federico Macheda deciding to leave Manchester United for a short-term loan deal.

“Going on loan in January? I am thinking about it. I have the opportunities. One thing I can definitely say is that I won’t be going back to Serie A. I want to play on in England, for today and tomorrow, because my future should be at Manchester United. I am evaluating all options and will make my choice when the time comes,” Federico Macheda was quoted as saying in a English daily.

His immediate competition Danny Welbeck has already established as one of the important players at Manchester United, which makes the case more pressing for Federico Macheda.


The Press might be reading a little too much into this, but then I suppose that there is no smoke without fire!

According to todays tabloids Federico Macheda is wanted by Premier League new-boys Queens Park Rangers. It doesn’t say whether this is a loan or a long-term deal, but the newspaper says that he is wanted by the London club to help lead the line on a regular basis.

Supposedly Macheda is disappointed at the lack of opportunities at United – as shown in his most recent tweet, when he failed to get a run out in the Carling Cup 2nd Round against Aldershot…

“I am very disappointed not to play tonight! I’ll be back ‘soon but’ … I can not wait! I hope we get the result we want.”

Time will tell…

Federico Macheda

Federico “Kiko” Macheda, or Federico Macheda as he is simply called, is an Italian footballer who started out his career with Italian club Lazio. He now plays for Premier League side Manchester United and is recognised as one of the finest prospects at the club. Federico Macheda plays a striker for Manchester United. Even though he started out his career with Lazio, he never made any first team appearance for the club. Even before he could do so, Manchester United showed their interest in the 16-year-old Federico Macheda and signed him as a trainee in September 2007.

He first made his debut for the under 18 side of Manchester United in a match against Barnsley a few days after joining Manchester United. He went on to become one of the best players of the reserve team that season after making 21 appearances and scoring 12 goals in the process. It took him only a year to be promoted to the reserve team of Manchester United. He made his debut for the same on February 2008 in the reserve match against Liverpool.

His impressive performances led him to Manchester United offering a new contract for the 17-year-old, and he signed the professional terms on August 2008. Even though he had just signed a new professional contract, Federico Macheda continued making appearances for the reserve team. However, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said that Federico Macheda was making incredible progress and would be soon included into the first team.

Finally, Federico Macheda was selected for the match against Aston Villa in April 2009, but he was included only in the substitute’s bench.

This decision proved to be the major turning point of his career, as he was called to the present Manchester United for the first time when the club was trailing to Aston Villa by 2-1. However, immediately after getting onto the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for Manchester United. Federico Macheda’s moment came in the third minute of injury time when he scored a goal that turned out to be the winner. It also went a long way into helping Manchester United retain the title.

This made Federico Macheda a super star overnight and he started in plenty of games in the following season. In the following months, Federico Macheda made appearances in the FA Cup semi-final and in many other competitions. He made his Champions League debut on November 3, 2008 against CSKA Moscow. Federico Macheda represented Manchester United in some of the key competitions like the League Cup.

However, at the start of the 2010 season, Federico Macheda worried about the lack of proper first-team opportunities and was consequently loaned to Sampdoria. The return to Italy was also done with a view of increasing the experience of the young player. He made 14 appearances for Sampdoria before announcing that he will be returning to the Manchester United fold at the end of the 2011 season. So far, he has made 16 appearances for Manchester United and scored four goals in the process.