The story of Federico Macheda career has been talked about in different circles across the football world about a player that appeared to have the world at his feet before falling away. Ten years ago the Italian scored a goal that appeared to transform his career.
With United chasing the Premier League title Macheda had been informed by Sir Alex Ferguson that he would be in the first team squad for the clash against Aston Villa. This was on the back of the forward bagging a hattrick for the reserve team against Newcastle.
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On the 5th of April 2009, Manchester United faced Aston Villa in a key League game for the title. With United 2-1 down Sir Alex Ferguson turned to an unknown 17 year old from the bench at the hour mark in what would be the most decisive substitution of the season.
United made it 2-2 with an equalizer from Cristiano Ronaldo and with a few minutes left in the game a legend was born. The 17-year-old took the ball and expertly curled it out of the hands of a diving Brad Friedel and United went on to win the title.
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