Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he has complete faith in youngster Federico Macheda, whose loan spell with Premier league club QPR has been cut short due to an injury.
He has now returned to Manchester United will be undergoing treatment in order to return when the pre-season begins in the summer. Federico Macheda was signed by former QPR manager Neil Warnock in a move which was seen as the last hope for the Italian, who has failed to impress Sir Alex Ferguson in various loan spells. However, Ferguson has reiterated that he has complete faith in Macheda even though his loan spell has been cut short.
Immediately after the arrival of Macheda, Neil Warnock was sacked as the QPR manager. His replacement, Mark Hughes, has not seen Macheda as someone who can lead the line at the relegation threatened club. This coupled with the arrival of a number of players like Cisse has meant that the opportunities have been limited for Macheda. Now, the long term injury suffered by the Italian has prematurely brought an end to the loan spell. Ferguson revealed that Macheda will be undergoing surgery in order to recover from the injury problem.
“He’s so unlucky. I have complete belief in the boy. He could be an outstanding player, but he needs football. We put him on loan to Sampdoria last January. He was there for two weeks, they sacked the coach and he didn’t get a game. We put him on loan to QPR. Two weeks later they sack the coach and he didn’t get a game. That has been really unfortunate,” the United manager told MUTV, whilst also backing him to make it into the Italian Euro 2012 team – the latest euro 2012 betting makes him an outsider to make the squad.
Macheda has made only 19 appearances for Manchester United since joining the club in 2007. He scored on debut against Aston Villa three seasons ago.