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. Continue reading FEDERICO MACHEDA: RASHFORD HAS A BETTER CHANCE


Federico Macheda has said that he is open to moving to another Premier League club on a loan deal if it provides him with the right opportunity to get some experience under his belt.

Federico Macheda made his debut against Aston Villa a few seasons ago, and scored on his debut. He was instantly expected to become a major star at Manchester United, but things have not progressed in the same way. Now, he has spent some time on loan in Italy, but it has not proved to be the determining factor for him to break through into the Manchester United first team. This season also some does not seem to be improving rapidly, and hence, the Italian striker is keen to make a loan move to get some experience.

This time around, Federico Macheda hopes that he moves to a Premier League club instead of the club in other regions like Italy and Spain because it would help him establish in the Premier League more than anything else. With the January transfer window coming in the next few weeks, this certainly seems to be a right time for Federico Macheda deciding to leave Manchester United for a short-term loan deal.

“Going on loan in January? I am thinking about it. I have the opportunities. One thing I can definitely say is that I won’t be going back to Serie A. I want to play on in England, for today and tomorrow, because my future should be at Manchester United. I am evaluating all options and will make my choice when the time comes,” Federico Macheda was quoted as saying in a English daily.

His immediate competition Danny Welbeck has already established as one of the important players at Manchester United, which makes the case more pressing for Federico Macheda.