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.