Manchester United outcast on the verge of switch

Federico Macheda

Manchester United outcast Federico Macheda is on the verge of completing a loan switch to Doncaster Rovers, according to the Doncaster Free Press.

The forward was in the stands to witness Doncaster’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, although Doncaster manager Paul Dickov refused to comment on his presence after the game.

It is thought Dickov made the enquiry for the 22-year-old last month, and is finally edging closer to securing the deal, with Macheda keen to play regular first team football in order to kick start his stalling career.

The young Italian famously burst onto the scene in 2009, scoring arguably one of the most memorable Premier League goals of all time – a sublime last minute winner against Aston Villa to put United in pole position to win the title ahead of arch rivals Liverpool.

Another important winner followed against Sunderland, and despite scoring in his first two appearances for the 20 time Champions and becoming something of a cult hero at the club, Macheda has since found goals hard to come by.

The forward has managed just two goals in the last three seasons, which have included unsuccessful loan spells at QPR, Sampdoria and Stuttgart.

Dickov hopes to complete the deal in time for the forward to make his debut at Watford tomorrow.

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