Federico Macheda was always berememberedat Manchester United hero despitescoring just five goals for the Red Devils.He would always be remembered fondly by the goals at Old Trafford.
The striker rescued Man United with an amazing late winner when they defeated Aston Villa 3-2 back in 2009 which set the Red Devils on the proper track to win the title ahead of dangerous rivals Liverpool.
A lot of fans expected Macheda to kick on and become the United’s striker for many years to come but the expectation was never fulfilled as the 25-year old, now at Italian club Novara Calcio, has admitted that his decision to irk Ferguson and snub a loan move within the Premier League eventually ‘ruined’ his bright football career.
“I had a few runs of games but I wanted to be featuring every week,” he told ESPN. “Ferguson wanted me to go on loan, I could foresee that was sensible. Many Premier League clubs bid for me including Everton and Sunderland but I preferred to play in Italy, in Serie A, any first team precisely.”
“Fergie disagreed with my decision and said I should play in England, where he could watch over me,” he added.
The Italian man regretted noting that he should have listened to Sir Alex Ferguson. Sampdoria was in the Champions League playoff that season and they had a good team.
He said his aim was to replace Antonio Cassano and play up front with Giampaolo Pazzini which he actually started well and scored straight away against Udinese, then started against Milan, Napoli, Juventus, Roma.
He believed that the sale of Pazzini to Inter Milan was the beginning of his set-back ashe was just 19 and could not take the responsibility he had up to par.