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Football: Macheda prepares for Man United exit

Published on Mar 6, 2014 11:15 PM
 

LONDON (AFP) - Federico Macheda has revealed that he intends to leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of the season, after failing to establish himself at the club.

The Italian striker burst onto the scene in April 2009, when, as a 17-year-old, he scored a superb stoppage-time winner in a 3-2 victory at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League.

He was rewarded with a four-year contract by former United manager Alex Ferguson, but has spent most of the last three years on loan.

Following spells at Sampdoria, Queens Park Rangers, Stuttgart and Doncaster Rovers, he joined second-tier Birmingham City in January and has scored three goals for the club in his first six games.

 
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