Doncaster Want On-Loan Manchester United Striker To Return After Injury Setback

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Italian made a good impression during his brief stint in the Championship. 

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On-loan Doncaster Rovers front man Federico Macheda has returned to Manchester United after suffering a hamstring injury on the weekend, according to reports in the Manchester Evening News.

The Italy Under-21 international agreed to join the Championship outfit on a month-long loan spell in September, with Macheda going on to make his debut for the club as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 loss to Watford.

However, the striker sustained a hamstring injury during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City and has since retuned to his parent club in the north west to receive treatment on the problem, rather than remaining with Doncaster.

Doncaster head coach Paul Dickov though is desperate for Macheda to return to the Keepmoat stadium as soon as the forward has fully recovered from his injury after the Italian made a good impression during his brief stint with the club.

In total, Macheda managed to find the back of the net on three occasions in just his five appearances in the Championship for Doncaster, with Dickov telling the club’s official website of his 22-year-old loanee: “He came off with a tight hamstring and will be missing for a good few weeks but we are still looking at extending his deal as we hope to have him back soon.

“We are speaking to Manchester United to do a deal to get him back once he is fit.”

Macheda has been at Old Trafford since joining the Red Devils as a trainee in September 2007, during which time the attacker has gone on to net four goals in his 19 Premier League outings for the top-flight giants.

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