Young Italian sees future away from Old Trafford.
Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has apparently told the club that he wants to leave during the January transfer window as he sees his future away from Old Trafford, the Daily Star reports.
The Italian, who joined the Red Devils as a 16-year-old from Lazio, has seen his star fall dramatically over the past three years as he has failed show recreate that early form that saw him excel in his first two games against Aston Villa and Sunderland.
And since then he has failed to hold down a regular first team place and a string of unsuccessful loan spells coupled with a number of injuries has convinced him that his future does indeed lie away from the club.
“This week I should go on loan somewhere – it’s going to be an important week. I need to find continuity until January. Then in January, we will see,” he said.
“I have not had the opportunity to talk about [my future at United], but I have not been fielded. I think my future will be far from Manchester. Let’s see how this year goes, then maybe I could go back to Italy.”
The 22-year-old joined Championship side Doncaster Rovers on loan earlier this season where he bagged three goals in five games before having to rejoin United prematurely thanks to injury.
During his time at Old Trafford he has also spent time with QPR, Sampdoria and Stuttgart, managing to score just the once.