The agent of the Italian striker Federico Macheda has said that his client is likely to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window after growing frustrated about the lack of first-team opportunities in the club. The 20-year-old Italian striker made his debut for the club in the most stunning manner after scoring his debut at the club win the match against Aston Villa 3-2. However, he has lost his way since then and has not been part of the first team under Sir Alex Ferguson. The manager has sent him off on loan deals to various clubs in the last two years, but that has not been any different from his situation at Old Trafford.

Rather than move once again on loan deal this season, the striker decided to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his opportunities. The arrival of Robin van Persie from Arsenal for £ 24 million changed the situation. His arrival has meant that Sir Alex Ferguson has four strikers at his disposal apart from Federico Macheda. This has seen him get very little opportunities to even get on the first-team bench. He did not even start the league cup match a few weeks back.

“How can he be decisive for the team if he never plays?. Manchester United have some phenomenal players in attack, so it is truly difficult for Federico to find space. It’s not true what they write in the English papers that he’s going through a bad spell. He wants to play and if he cannot do so by January then we’ll try to find an alternative solution. I will talk to Sir Alex Ferguson over the next few days,” said the agent of the player. He only has a few years left on his contract and is expected to move in the January transfer window.