Panathinaikos forward Federico Macheda has opened up his time at Manchester United as he revealed that he doesn’t have any regrets. The Italian said he doesn’t regret anything from his time as a Manchester United player and that he still has a lot of beautiful memories from his time at the Theatre of Dreams. Federico Macheda talked about his Manchester United career with Charlotte Dunker, Manchester United correspondent for popular football news portal Goal. According to him, he left his blueprint on Manchester United’s history.
Federico Macheda wrote his name in the history books at Manchester United when he came off the bench at the age of 17 to score the winning goal against Aston Villa eleven years to boost his team’s push for the league title.
Manchester United had lost their last two league games and their grip at the top of the table was slipping when Villa took a 2-1 lead at Old Trafford. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson then turned to the inexperienced Federico Macheda during the game played in April 2009 and he was rewarded for his faith in the young striker.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equaliser for the Red Devils shortly after the introduction of Macheda before the Italian player produced a moment of magic in added time to win the game for the hosts.
Macheda also scored the winning goal in the next league game as Manchester United won the Premier League trophy for the third season in a row to make it the second time in the Premier League era. Manchester United were also the recipient of the first occasion between 1998 and 2001.
Macheda didn’t really live up to the hype at Manchester United as he failed to make the first team consistently before leaving for Sampdoria on loan in 2011. Federico Macheda made less than 40 appearances for the Red Devils during his time at the club.