Fergie still behind Macheda
Sir Alex Ferguson still has complete faith in Federico Macheda and has described the Italian as 'unlucky' after having another loan spell cut short.
Last Updated: 31/03/12 12:34pm
Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted he still has complete faith in Federico Macheda and has described the Italian as 'unlucky' after having another loan spell cut short.
Macheda linked up with Queens Park Rangers in January in the hope of playing regularly and proving that he could perform in the Premier League.
Unfortunately for the 20-year-old, manager Neil Warnock was sacked within a matter of weeks and he never saw eye-to-eye with replacement Mark Hughes.
The 20-year-old had not made an appearance since coming on as a substitute at Aston Villa on 1st February, although he did hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when he was fined £15,000 by the Football Association for posting a homophobic comment on Twitter.
He also used the social networking site to express his displeasure at his treatment by Hughes and has now returned to United for an ankle operation that will end his season.
"He is so unlucky," Ferguson told MUTV.
"I have complete belief in the boy. He could be an outstanding player. But he needs football.
"We put him on loan to Sampdoria last January. He was there for two weeks, they sacked the coach and he doesn't get a game.
"We put him on loan to QPR. Two weeks later they sack the coach and he doesn't get a game.
"That has been really unfortunate.
"He has been bothered with his ankle a little bit over the last few weeks, so we have done the right thing to get an operation and hopefully he will be ready for next season."