Macheda Speaks about That Unforgettable Goal against Aston Villa

Federico Macheda has opened up on the incredible goal that changed his career overnight.


The former Manchester United striker made an unforgettable debut for the club in 2009 when he came off the bench to score the winner against Aston Villa. After having been a relative unknown up until that point,Macheda says that he initially enjoyed the overwhelming popularity provided by that debut. Yet, he was unable to sustain the success for long. After featuring on a few occasions towards the end of that season, he was loaned out to various clubs like Sampdoria, QPR, and Stuttgart. Yet, none of the loan spells worked out for the striker and he was unable to secure a permanent place at any of these clubs.

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s faith in the striker was also tested heavily as a result of the failed loan spells. In the end, the striker was left to go of by United in the summer of 2014. After going to Cardiff city on a free transfer, the striker struggled with injury problems which limited his impact at the club. Continue reading “Macheda Speaks about That Unforgettable Goal against Aston Villa”

Federico Macheda Signs for Serie B Side Novara

Federico Macheda brought an end to his time in English football after moving to Italian outfit Novara Calcio on a one-year contract.


The 25-year-old once used to play for Manchester United as a youngster, but he has struggled a lot in the last few years. After struggling to get gametime at the likes of Cardiff City, he slipped lower down the chain and was last seen playing for Nottingham Forest. Numerous loans spells were the standout elements in his career early on, as United tried to get the best out of him.

The incredible fall from grace for the striker is surprising considering that he scored on his debut with an injury time winner against Aston Villa in the 2008-09 campaign.Macheda says that he is not worried about what he has failed to achieve in the past. Instead, he wants to focus on the future and wants to hit the ground running straight away. Continue reading “Federico Macheda Signs for Serie B Side Novara”