Manchester United striker Federico Macheda could be in line for a move to Premier League team Wigan athletic in January after failing to establish a first-team place within the squad.

Federico Macheda initially broke into the Manchester United squad a few years ago in the match against Aston Villa. After impressing quite well in the reserves, Sir Alex Ferguson decided to give the youngster – who was signed as a youngster from Italy – a chance, which he grabbed with both hands.

Federico Macheda was responsible for the impressive 3-2 victory for Manchester United in the unlikely of circumstances.

However, since then, he has won the chances limited at Old Trafford. This has led to his loan move to Italy last season. He was expected to play a major role in the Manchester United campaign this season, but it has failed to materialise. As a result, it seems that Sir Alex Ferguson is thinking about sending the youngster back out on loan, but this time to a Premier League team in order to develop some experience about English football.

Wigan athletic are struggling down at the bottom of the table, with both their strikers unable to find the back of the net on a regular basis. Roberto Martinez could be more than happy to welcome Federico Macheda into his squad given the way he has had success with loan players from Manchester United.

Tom Cleverley is the most important player to have graduated from the load experience at Wigan athletic. Tom Cleverley was an important part of the Wigan athletic team that survived the Premier League relegation struggle last season, but he has been quite impressive at Manchester United this season. Many expect Federico Macheda to repeat the success Tom Cleverley has had by going out on loan to Wigan athletic.