Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has revealed that he is now certain to leave the Premier league outfit at the end of the season. The Italian has rarely featured for United in the last few seasons due to a succession of injuries and heavy competition. He has been on loan at various clubs in the last few years, but he has been unable to feature regularly for them as well. This has been due to a combination of problems like injuries and managerial changes. His United contract is coming to an end and both parties have shown no interest to extend it.

Macheda is currently playing for Birmingham City and is on loan to the end of the season. He came through the ranks at United and burst onto the scene by scoring the winning goal against Aston Villa. He was 17 back then, but the Italian has been unable to command a first-team spot. This has been due to the presence of top internationals like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie ahead of him in the pecking order. He has now stated that the arrival of David Moyes has sounded the death kneel since the former Everton manager does not trust him unlike Sir Alex Ferguson.

Macheda has been widely linked with a return to Italian football.

“I don’t think I will stay at United, but whatever happens, nobody can take away the memories of my time there. Sir Alex was amazing for me; he believed in me so much. After I scored two goals against Charlton last month he sent me a text message straight after the game. That was incredible because I hadn’t spoken to him for a long time, so to get that text was a relief. He said ‘Well done and keep going.’” said the 22-year-old.