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Macheda set for loan move

Manchester United's Italian striker Federico Macheda appears set to return to his homeland on loan when the January transfer window opens.

The 19-year-old has struggled to establish himself at Old Trafford and has scored just once in 12 appearances this season.

Macheda's representative Marcello Bonetto told United were keen to loan him out to gain more experience at the top level.

"Federico could leave United, that is true, but only on loan," Bonetto said.

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sokrates4948d ago

No offense to Fergusons choces: But I would like him to play more. He is excellent and shouldnt waste his time in Italy. He has to play in england or Spain to improve his game.

zeddy20104948d ago

he wont get games at united with rooney, berba, hernandez and owen so its a good move plus we can actually get to see him play more first team football in a top league.

MasterGuru4948d ago (Edited 4948d ago )

I'd never say no to a loan move. Besides improving a player, it can also give him more experience on how to deal with pressure and some other much needed traits you can only learn from getting enough minutes. The club can also benefit from this. If he proves himself in Italy or Spain, his price tag will risen and if the club (ManUtd) doesn't deem he is ready for their squad, the club can just negotiate some kind of a deal to a club who is interested.

So all in all, it's a win-win situation. The club benefits, the player benefits.