Federico Macheda joined Man Utd as a trainee in 2007, and was touted for huge things at his new club.
He progressed quickly through the club’s youth ranks, but he could never make the final step into the United first team.
Over a seven-year spell with the Manchester giants he made just 19 first team league appearances, with the Man Utd faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern feeling largely disappointed with the quality of the Italian forward.
He was sent on loan a number of times by United, but ultimately failed to make it happen in Manchester.
He now finds himself in search of a club, with his deal with latest contract with Cardiff expiring at the end of the 2015/16 season.
Our landlord was expecting big things from Macheda; but free agency is a far cry from superstardom.
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