Federico Macheda feels a return to Manchester United at the end of his loan spell with Stuttgart would not benefit his playing career.
The 21-year-old is currently on loan with the Bundesliga club but has yet to score from just five top-flight appearances in Germany.
The Italian joined the Red Devils in 2008 but, after making initial progress, fell way down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
He has been sent out on loan to Sampdoria and Queens Park Rangers in previous campaigns before ending up at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, and appears reluctant to go back to the north west of England when his current deal runs out.
“I am adapting now here at Stuttgart. That takes time,” he told the Daily Mail. “The important thing now is to find my place; get some playing time and develop as a player.
“Manchester United was more difficult than any club in the world because of the talent of the players there and because of the attention and the pressure.
“It wouldn’t make sense to go back and do what I have done for the last two years.”]
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