Italian striker Federico Macheda has found a home in Greece with Panathinaikos after failing to establish himself in his previous clubs including Premier League giants Manchester United.

Federico Machedacame into prominence as a teenager at Old Trafford. The 29-year-old spent around one year in the Manchester United reserve team before he made his first team debut against Aston Villa in the Premier League in 2009.

He made a big impact for the Red Devils at a time of need. The Italian came off the bench to score the winning goal for Manchester United in a 3-2 win at home to Villa.

Manchester United came from 2-1 down to earn a vitalwin in the race to win the Premier League during the 2008/09 season thanks to the influence of Federico Macheda. The player was a Manchester United player for a period of seven years from 2007 to 2014.

While he was at Manchester United, Macheda was sent on loan to six different clubs namely Sampdoria, Doncaster Rovers, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and VfB Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga. He spent two different loan spells at Doncaster Rovers in the English Football League (EFL).

Federico Macheda also played for Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest (loan) and Italian club Novara before he signed for Greek club Panathinaikos in 2018. Since signing for Panathinaikos, the Italian striker has scored 33 goals in 83 games in the league.The striker signed a three-year deal when he joined Panathinaikos before signing a contract extension with the Greek top flight club until 2023 in August 2020.