Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is all set to leave the club at the end of the season as a free transfer. The striker is out of contract in 12 months time and his agent has revealed that there has been no offer of a new deal from United. The striker made his debut for the club as a teenager. His debut came in the most impressive fashion, as he managed to rescue United from a 2-0 scoreline to win the match 3-2 in the Premier league. He was expected to become one of the first-team regulars at United, but the subsequent years have been on the downhill for the player.
He has spent the last few seasons on loan at various clubs and the various leagues. However, none of the loan spells have actually helped him to get regular first-team football. Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted towards the end of last season that the next loan move could be make or break for the player. Now, it appears that United unwilling to let him leave on a free transfer. Macheda’s agent, Giovanni Bia has said that his client will be playing for United this season before leaving on a free transfer in the summer.
“Unfortunately, there is no news [about a new contract]. The assessment that Manchester [United] have made is not one in line with a player whose contract is coming to an end. This year he will play in Manchester, seeing out his contract with the Red Devils and then he will be free to leave,” said Bia. During his four years at the club as a first-team player, Macheda has made 19 appearances for the first team. He has four goals from these matches. He has recently been linked with a loan move to Doncaster United.