Italian striker Federico Macheda was sent out on loan from Manchester United for the first time when he returned to Sampdoria during the winter transfer window in 2011. He returned to his native Italy to sign for Sampdoria as a Manchester United loanee on January 8, 2011. Macheda had been signed from Italian team Lazio as a teenager some years earlier.

Federico Macheda spent the second half of the 2010/11 season at Sampdoria as he was seen as the replacement for compatriot Antonio Cassano who left the club for AC Milan. He made his Sampdoria debut during the 2-1 home victory over AS Roma in the league encounter played on January 9, 2011. Macheda featured against Roma around a day after his transfer was confirmed. Continue reading MACHEDA: SAMPDORIA CAREER IN SUMMARY

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Federico “Kiko” Macheda ( born 22 August 1991 in Rome) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United. He joined Manchester United from Lazio in September 2007. Macheda signed his initial skilled contract with Manchester United on his 17th birthday in August 2008. In the 2008–09 season, he continued in the under-18 facet, even though also creating a handful of appearances for the reserves. Towards the end of the season, Macheda liked an extended run in the reserve team, scoring 8 objectives in eight video games, which includes a hat-trick in a 3–3 draw with Newcastle United on thirty March 2009 and he was rewarded by getting chosen for the very first group for the match in opposition to Aston Villa on 5 April 2009. With United two–one down heading into the last 3rd of the sport, supervisor Alex Ferguson substituted Macheda in for Nani just right after the hour mark. Right after Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for United in the 80th moment, Macheda won the match with a turn to evade his marker followed by a curling effort from just within the penalty area in the third moment of injuries time