Macheda ready to make Man Utd impact

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is determined to make an impact this season after joining up with the squad for their pre-season campaign, according to Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old had a disappointing loan spell with fellow Premier League side Queens Park Rangers in January, however an ankle injury cut short his time at Loftus Road – appearing only six times and failing to score a single goal.

Despite the disappointment of the loan spell and having only appeared for Manchester United 12 times in three seasons, the striker is looking forward to resuming his Old Trafford career, telling the club website: “It’s great to be back at Manchester United. When you go on loan you really understand how important it is to play for this club.”

Macheda has seen his Manchester United career suffer after the emergence of young star Danny Welbeck and the transfer of Mexican international Javier Hernandez – The Italian forward will however take part in United’s pre-season campaign that will see them travel in excess of 22,000 miles.

Speaking about the games in South Africa, China and Scandinavia, Macheda said: “It’s always great to visit fans in different countries. You meet new people, you see new cities, you experience different cultures.”

The Italian Under-21 international’s last goal for Manchester United came in the Carling Cup Quarter-Final defeat to Crystal Palace last November, which brought his goal tally to three since moving to Manchester United from Lazio’s youth set-up in 2007.

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