Manchester United’s exciting young forward Federico Macheda has left Manchester United to join Queens Park Rangers on loan, returning to Old Trafford at the end of the season.
The 20-year-old Italian striker has only featured on the fringes of Manchester United’s Premier League and Champions League campaigns this season, achieving just two League Cup starts and three Premier League substitute appearances. The number of available strikers for Manchester United was highlighted by QPR’s official website as a motivating factor for the deal.
“There is a lot of competition at Manchester United, there are some very good strikers there,” Macheda explained via www.qpr.co.uk.
“But I am still young and I need to get more experience in the Premier League.” Macheda endured a difficult spell on loan at Sampdoria recently, failing to make a genuine impact with the Serie A club.
However, the opportunity to gain vital experience in the top division of English football could prove to be vital for a young prospect who burst onto the scene in April 2009 with an injury time winner against Aston Villa.
Macheda’s goal proved invaluable as Manchester United progressed by eventually winning the Premier League title. QPR boss Neil Warnock revealed his delight over the deal, insisting it would be beneficial for both parties.
“Everybody in the league is in envy of what (manager) Sir Alex Ferguson has there,” Warnock stated. “But I believe this can really work for us because he is positive and always in and around the box. He can finish too.”