Italian striker Federico Macheda moved to the Greek Super League from the Premier League via several loan spells in his football and it is safe to say that the player didn’t live up to the heights expected when he made his breakthrough as a teenager at Manchester United. Federico Macheda was just 17 when he made his mark at Old Trafford but he was not able to build on the early success achieved. Manchester United fans won’t forget in a hurry when an unknown teenage boy rescued the game for them at the end of the 2008/09 season.Manchester United were trailing 2-1 at home to Aston Villa on April 5, 2009 when Federico Macheda was introduced into the Premier League game by legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of more experienced options. While he was on the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo would go on to score the equaliser for the Red Devils. At that point, Liverpool were ahead of Manchester United with some games left to play that season. The stage was right for Federico Macheda to make his mark as he curled in a beautiful winner to win the game and take Manchester United back to the top of the table ahead of arch rivals Liverpool. That goal was crucial as Manchester United went on to win the league title for a third season in a row.