Macheda has made just 1 first team appearance this season, a brief cameo is Manchester United’s 5-4 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup. So with chances looking scarce, Giovanni Bia has claimed that the young Italian may have to look elsewhere to further his career.
“At this time Federico is not finding space (in the first team), and so it is clear that in January he will leave.
“But I don’t think he’ll be back again in Italy because usually in January clubs are looking for players that are already ready, unless there are teams with a quiet standing which want to do long-term projects with him.”
Following his explosive debut, scoring a last gasp winner against Aston Villa in 2009, Macheda has failed to live up to his own billing. He has seen the likes of Danny Welbeck surpass him whilst players like Javier Hernandez and Robin Van Persie have joined the club to push him further down the ranks.
Despite a bright season at u21 level with 8 goals, Macheda’s first team options aren’t looking good and with 2 failed loans perhaps a permanent move could be on the cards?