Italian striker Federico Macheda started his career in the Lazio youth setup but the player didn’t make any appearance for the senior team before he left for Manchester United. The 29-year-old started his football career professionally at Manchester United and he made an early impact at the club. Big things were expected but Federico Macheda was not able to fulfill those expectations. Federico Macheda was sent on loan to Sampdoria in the Italian Serie A after the player requested for the move. He left Manchester United to sign for Sampdoria on loan in January 2011 and the Italian attacker has admitted that it was a wrong move. Federico Macheda rued his decision to return to Italy in one of his recent interviews. He didn’t score any goal in 14 league games for Sampdoria during his time at the club.Sampdoria saw Federico Macheda as the man to replace Antonio Cassano at Sampdoria after the Italian international left the club to sign for AC Milan. Macheda was unable to replace Antonio Cassano adequately. His debut for Sampdoriacame in the 2-1 win over AS Roma. He came on as a substitute during that game with the club based in the Italian capital of Rome.
Macheda made his first start for Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia clash with Udinese and he scored his only goal for the club as the tie ended 2-2 before Udinese lost 5-4 on penalties. Italian attacker Federico Macheda was unable to continue his Italian Serie A journey with Sampdoria after the club suffered relegation at the end of that 2011/12 campaign. The player returned to Manchester United at the end of his unsuccessful career at Sampdoria. His agent had earlier stated that the striker could stay and play for Sampdoria in the Serie B but that didn’t eventually happen.