Man United’s Federico Macheda focused on QPR loan spell
Federico Macheda is concentrating on doing well at Queens Park Rangers amid doubts over his long-term future at Old Trafford
Federico Macheda insists he is focused on performing for Queens Park Rangers despite lingering doubts surrounding his future at Manchester United.
The 20-year-old Italian striker sealed a loan move to Loftus Road until the end of the season on Monday as he became Neil Warnock’s first signing of the January transfer window.
“My future is not important now,” said Macheda. “The important thing is QPR for me and I’m looking forward to doing well here and then we’ll talk about my future at United another day.”
Last season Macheda returned to Serie A as Sir Alex Ferguson allowed the Italy Under-21 international to gain first-team experience on loan at Sampdoria.
But the former Lazio striker’s first-team opportunities since returning to the Old Trafford side have been limited and he has made just three appearances this season, scoring in United’s 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup.
“I spoke to Ferguson about going on loan and he was in agreement with me,” said Macheda.
“I am 20 years old and I need to get more playing time. It’s not easy but there is a more chance to play here than at United. Ferguson agreed with me and we made this choice.”