Italian striker Federico Macheda has reflected on the life-changing conservation he had with legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson before he became a teenage sensation at Old Trafford over a decade ago.

Federico Macheda reflected on the conversation with Ferguson just before he made his mark during the Aston Villa game in a chat with the Manchester United podcast. According to him, Ferguson came to meet him while he was on a bike in the gym one morning and also watching news on the TV. Sir Alex Ferguson seldom visited the gym and it was understandably a surprise to see him there. Speaking further, Federico Macheda said he was in the company of his Italian friend DavidePetrucci at the gym and that Ferguson approached him to inform him that he has a good chance of being on the  bench for the Premier League game against Villa during the upcoming weekend if he does well for the reserves later that night. Macheda could not reply as he was shocked in the presence of Ferguson.


Manchester United pounced on the chance to sign Federico Macheda in 2007 thanks in part to the rule concerning the signing of youth team players.Italian striker Federico Macheda was born in Rome, Lazio and he began his career as a young footballer in the youth team at Lazio having been spotted at the local Atletico Prenestino club in the Italian capital of Rome.

Italian football regulations prevented footballers under the age of 18 from putting pen to paper on professional contracts and this prompted Manchester United to swoop in for Federico Macheda. The attacker was not permanently tied to Lazio as a result of the rule above thereby making it easier for the Red Devils to sign him. Manchester United signed Federico Macheda shortly after his 16th birthday since the regulations in England allowed the signing of players over the age of 16 to professional contracts unlike what’s obtainable with the rules in Italy.


Italian attacker Federico Macheda won three trophies during his time at the Theatre of Dreams. The Panathinaikos striker won two Premier League titles and one League Cup title while he was at Manchester United.

Federico Macheda burst onto the scene as a teenager at Manchester United during the second half of the 2008/09 season. He came off the bench to score on the occasion of his first game for the Red Devils. With Manchester United in danger at home to Aston Villa, Machedawas introduced into the game and the decision turned out to be a masterstroke from Sir Alex Ferguson. Continue reading MACHEDA: UNITED MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED


Panathinaikos striker Federico Macheda has revealed how the loan move to Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria almost ended his football career before it even started. Federico Macheda made this known in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail earlier in the year.

Macheda stated that his confidence as a footballer took a massive hit while he was on loan at Sampdoria from Manchester United. The Italian striker had insisted on returning to Italy at a time that then manager Sir Alex Ferguson told him to stay in England.


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.



Italian striker Federico Machedashowed a lot of promise while he broke into Manchester United team as a relatively unknown youth team player during the 2008/09 season. He had been signed by Manchester United from his local club Lazio in 2007 but he didn’t sign a professional contract until the start of the 2008/09 season.

Federico Macheda had started his career at his local club Lazio before being snapped up by the Sir Alex Ferguson-led Manchester United team. His impact at Old Trafford was instant after he came on to turn the Aston Villa game on its head. Manchester United had lost two league games on the trot before that Villa game in April 2009 and were on the verge of losing a third consecutive game until Federico Macheda intervened. Continue reading WHERE IS FEDERICO MACHEDA

Macheda’s Journey from a Footballer to a Mere Celebrity

Forward for Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos, Federico Macheda became a part of the football world with a whirl. He moved to England, due to financial problems faced in Italy, on an invite by Alex Ferguson for Manchester United and then he became a part of the reserve team at 16 and got his very first chance as a substitute in the match against Aston Villa in the year 2009.

He played at the premier league and scored a winning goal for the team. In the very next match, he was picked when Ferguson had Giggs and Nani as an option to win the match. Though the goal wasn’t the same as the first one but the player nailed it on the ground. He played a full 90 minutes against Everton in FA Cup semi-final. He was the promising new player, but as soon as he was free of the loan he took from the English club, he joined Sampdoria as the player wished to move back to Italy.
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United faces difficult season

Former Manchester United forward Federico Macheda believes that the Red Devils will face a difficult season. He said that last season they were far behind Manchester City and that they have failed to address some issues. He said that he was hoping that the team will make some massive signings to improve the team but unfortunately for them, nothing has been done,

Federico Macheda said that he understands the frustration of the Manchester United manager and that he is right to say that this will be a difficult season.
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Macheda On Mourinho

Former Manchester United player Federico Macheda believes that his former team should stick with Jose Mourinho as manager despite the average season that they had this season. He said that the team has improved a lot since the Portuguese manager has taken over from Louis Van Gaal and it is important that he is given time to build the team.

He said that there are players that he has signed that still needs time to settle and that he is sure that once they find their best form Manchester United will become stronger. He said that players such as Alexis Sanchez and Pogba were performing well at their previous clubs and it will take some time for them to get back to their best level. Continue reading Macheda On Mourinho