16 August 2010

Sir Alex - Cocky Macheda has future at OT

Sir Alex Ferguson claims that there was "no chance" of him ever letting Federico Macheda go out on loan, and insisted that his "cocky" striker will be one to watch this season.

After a sensational breakthrough at Old Trafford, in which he scored a last-minute winner against Aston Villa to help United to the 2008-09 Premier League title, Macheda has struggled for first-team opportunities last year.

Macheda's last minute winner against Aston Villa two season ago

Hand goal or not?
The Italy Under-21 international started just three games last season - though he struggled with injuries throughout the campaign - scoring just one goal, in the 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea in April. Though the goal rather appeared to be a hand goal, but it was counted after all!

There had been reports that Macheda, 18, would be sent out on loan to gain more experience, with clubs in both the Premier League and Serie A thought to be interested in signing him.

But that thought had never entered Ferguson's head, and the United boss believes Macheda will prove his worth this season.

"He is one we have to keep a close eye on," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "He has a cocky arrogance about him. He will argue with players in a training session and he will compete for his ego."

"But he's only 18, he's not 19 until October and we keep forgetting that. He is an exceptional talent and he is tough. He does not get bullied in games."

From my own experience, I've atleast seen him twice mouthing with players unneccesserily, always complaining for a good ball. He's surely got a lot of cockiness and arrogance to deal with.
"He gives as good as he gets. There was no chance of us ever letting him go on loan - he stays here. We need to keep an eye on him."

Macheda has scored nice two goals against MLS all-stars on his american tour. One of them came within 30 seconds of the first half! Now that's incredible.

They say good players do get famous at an early age. Look at Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Sir Matty Busby, all shined while they were new to United. Federico Macheda is no different and I bet he would be the next big thing after Wayne and Chicharito. Glory Glory..
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