Federico Macheda, who has been in the newspapers lately after a wrong translation from Italian to English about Wayne Rooney, will not be leaving Manchester United. The club has issued a hands-off warning to both Everton and Lazio, believed to have been courting the player. Macheda will neither be joining either club temporarily, nor permanently. In a squad with Rooney, Berbatov, Owen and Hernandez as attacking options, unsurprisingly, youngster Macheda has found it difficult until now to cement a first team place.
However, and this is something that the young Italian surely understands, at 18 years, he cannot expect to be playing every week in the Manchester United line-up. Ferguson has surely made it clear to Federico that at the moment, he would be better focussing on improving and nurturing his talent rather than moving to find first-team football. Sir Alex wants to ease the player into the Man Utd line-up gradually, and Macheda can surely make it with the big stars. His winner against Aston Villa in the 2008/09 season showed that this young Italian has got what it takes to be a huge success at the club. A loan is not an option on Fergie’s agenda, as he considers Macheda to be an important backup player for his starting 11, with more opportunities coming his way, both occasionally in the starting eleven and as a substitute.
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