Italian forward, Federico “Kiko” Macheda, who was widely touted as the future of English Premier League giant, Manchester united, has come out in support of young talent, Marcus Rashford. Federico did get first team action for the EPL giants whilst he was a teenager but he is currently playing for English championship side, Nottingham Forest. The parent club of the 24 year-old is Cardiff City FC but currently his loan spree has taken him to Cardiff City. The footballer’s contract runs till mid next year with his club but his loan ends next month.
Federico also had a sterling start at Old Trafford playing for The Red Devils. Like Rashford, he scored in his first two appearances for the team in 2009. He was even younger than Rashford as he was 17 years old. He went on to score three more goals in his subsequent matches totaling 34, with Sir Alex Ferguson at the helms. After his poor run, his loan spree began. He has played on loan for Italian club Sampdoria, English championship team Queens Park Rangers (QPR), VfB Stuggart in Germany, UK team Doncaster Rovers FC and Birmingham. All these were before his eventual free transfer to current club, Nottingham Forest before being sent on loan again to Cardiff City.
Her told reporters when asked about Rashford that he doesn’t expect same to happen to the young lad. Macheda said: “Marcus needs to continue working hard, don’t grow a big head, don’t read or listen to all the hype and be lucky with injuries.”
He advised current young sensation, that put two goals past Arsenal FC this season, to remain calm. “The kid has got a great chance to play more than I had, so he must stay as calm and hungry as he is now. United will look after him so everything is stacked in his favour,” Federico said on an endnote.
Marcus Rashford, 18, has scored five goals for The Red Devils upon having his first team debut February 2016. His first team action was in a match against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League.