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Federico Macheda, the new Manchester United star?

Posted on | April 15, 2009 | No Comments

Federico Macheda was an anonymous few weeks ago, until Sir Alex Ferguson decided to give him a chance against Aston Villa.

federico macheda

federico macheda

Macheda was a key player in the reserve team of Manchester United, trained by the “Red Devils” former star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Ferguson thought to give him a chance in the  first team especially because he had lots of injuries in the attacking department.

Macheda took advantage of this opportunity and scored the wining goal in the injury time. This was followed by the Sunderland game when  Macheda again scored the winning goal only few minutes after he came in.

It took only two games for this kid to be compared with Berbatov. Also Ferguson said  that “this boy has something special ” but “he needs to keep his feet on the ground” and train the same like before.

Macheda also received a 25 times salary raise, he is now receiving somewhere around € 600.000 a year. Macheda was “stolen” by Manchester United from Lazio Roma 2 years ago for only € 48000 which represented the player training clause.

In Serie A a player can sign a professional contract only at the age of 17 years while in Premier League the minimum age is 16.



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