Panathinaikos striker Federico Macheda has revealed how he snubbed a kind gesture from Cristiano Ronaldo during his Manchester United days. The Italian striker stated this in an interview he granted to Calciomercatothree years ago. Federico Macheda told the Italian publication how he respectfully turned down the champagne bottle given to Ronaldo as the man-of-the-match for his debut game against Aston Villa at Old Trafford since he had one.
Federico Macheda rose to fame after he came off the bench to score the winning goal for Manchester United in a difficult home game against Villa with Liverpool breathing down their necks in the race for the Premier League title. The Italian came on for his first Manchester United as an unknown quantity and at the age of 17 with his team trailing 2-1 to Villa with ten minutes left on the clock. Continue reading “MACHEDA REVEALS SNUBBED GESTURE FROM RONALDO”→
Federico Macheda joined Cardiff City after he was released by Manchester United where he burst onto the scene. The Italian striker stunned the world of football when he came off the bench to rescue Manchester United from the jaws of defeat at the hands of visitors Aston Villa. Federico Macheda played a big part for the Red Devils as they finished ahead of arch rivals Liverpool to win the Premier League title at the end of the 2008/09 campaign.
Macheda was subbed on in the second half with Manchester United trailing 2-1 at home to Villa. Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equaliser for Manchester United before Italian player Federico Macheda scored the winning goal in added time to give the Red Devils a 3-2 victory over Villa in April 2009. The result ensured that the Red Devils returned to winning ways after two straight defeats had threatened to derail their Premier League title bid. Federico Macheda scored the winning goal in the next league game as well as he played his part in helping the Red Devils to the Premier League trophy as a teenager. Continue reading “MACHEDA: CARDIFF CITY CAREER EXAMINED”→
Panathinaikos striker Federico Macheda didn’t start to have a settled career until the latter stages of his football journey at Italian team Novara.
Macheda had burst onto the Premier League scene as a teenage striker at Manchester United and the world was at his feet afterwards but he was unable to take the opportunity. The Italian striker played a major role in seeing the Red Devils over the line as regards the 2008/09 Premier League title. Continue reading “FEDERICO MACHEDA: NOVARA CAREER EXPOSED”→
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.
Italian striker Federico Macheda is a classic example of a football journeyman having played for ten clubs professionally but he has been able to enjoy a stable club career at Panathinaikos in the Greek top flight. He has been performing well for Panathinaikos since signing for them in 2018. Federico Macheda started his career in the Lazio Academy before he was signed by Premier League giants Manchester United in 2007.
He spent the majority of his debut season at Manchester United with the club’s academy before he made his first team bow to good effect towards the end of that season. He wrote his name in lights when he came off the bench to rescue Manchester United against Aston Villa at home in the Premier League. Federico Macheda scored the winning goal in a 3-2 win and that victory was crucial to Manchester United winning the league title that season ahead of arch rivals Liverpool. Continue reading “FEDERICO MACHEDA: CLUB CAREER PATH REVEALED”→
Panathinaikos striker Federico Macheda has revealed that legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson called him last year to check on his well-being. Federico Macheda made a big break as an unknown youngster under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United but he was unable to sustain it as his professional football career embarked on a downward slope until he found consistency in Greece in the colours of Panathinaikos.
Italian player Federico Macheda stunned the Premier League as a 17-year-old attacker when he scored the winning goal for the Red Devils in a tough league match at home to Aston Villa. Manchester United were in serious danger of losing their lead at the Premier League summit with Rafael Benitez and Liverpool closing in on the Old Trafford giants after two successive league defeat. Manchester United were on their way to a third consecutive defeat against Villa before Federico Macheda intervened. His big moment at home to Aston Villa back to life in the title race. Continue reading “MACHEDA REVEALS FERGUSON CONTACT YEARS LATER”→
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. Continue reading “MACHEDA THRIVING IN LATEST CHAPTER OF CAREER”→
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.
Former Manchester United forward Federico Macheda believes that the Red Devils should have waited a bit longer before sacking Jose Mourinho. He said that this is one of the best managers in the world you are talking about and that he does not deserve to be sack. He said that this is true when you know that the club has refused to back him in the transfer market.
Federico Macheda said that Jose Mourinho was right at the beginning of the season when he said that Manchester United will be facing a difficult season after he did not get the players that he wanted. The former Manchester United forward believes that the club should have given him more time to turn things around before replacing him. Continue reading “United should have waited”→
Striker who burst on stage as a teenager in the Premier League has struggled to maintain the early heights, but has now had a chance in Greece. The former Manchester United star Federico Macheda has got the chance to revive his career by Panathinaikos. Italian striker Macheda performed on stage in stunning style when he scored a brilliant goal for his United debut as a teenager.
The Roman forward was just 17 get out of the bench to produce a moment of magic to turn his defender and rifled home a late winner in the Premier League clash with Aston Villa. He spent the next two years on the edge of the British troupe without being able to repeat the heroes whom the supporters hoped to have seen them pamper a new star of the future. The club sent him out on a number of pages at home and abroad to help him develop his game with regular first football. Continue reading “Federico Macheda Signed Three-Year Deal With Panathinaikos”→