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.
Novara do not even play in the Italian Serie A and are part of the second division in the Italian football. They are mid-table in the Serie B, but they are only a couple of places away from the play-offs.Macheda has signed a one-year contract with the club with the option to extend it by another year if his performances are good.
“This will be a new beginning for me. I will take what has happened in the past with me but now only the present counts and the future. My goal is to do well from the start; I will have a couple of weeks when I will make a mini preparation to ensure my condition is optimal. My goal is to jump right in the squad,” said Macheda. Considering that he is still only 25, there is time for the player to recover his career.