The expectations are high for anyone who steps foot as a member of the Manchester United football club. The rich history of the team has been through significant moments in the sport’s records that players are anticipated to live up to the name that the organization brings.
In the case of former standout Federico Macheda, it was his potential that held difficult standards for his career. It has now been rumored that he’s once again on the transfer market.
Per Spanish Outlet AS, Macheda may be looking at a transfer soon to Spain for a resurgence of his old form. The 28-year-old has been through a lot in his career but the biggest weight he had to carry was being dubbed as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. The impact Ronaldo made during his stint with Manchester United was world-class and the burden was passed on to a young Macheda to live up to the name.
While Macheda possessed incredible ability on the pitch, the anticipation to be the next Ronaldo was too immense. The manner Macheda played on the field was still promising with his quick movements and versatility. Throughout his stint with Manchester United, he had a total of 36 appearances where he scored five goals and tallied six assists.
The two-time English Champion is now currently representing Panathinaikos Athens and has been utilized as a steady contributor. In 57 appearances he’s scored on 25 separate occasions and put up seven assists. Per Red Devil Armada, the Italian is set to make a big move on his career with his agent Mino Raiola leading the charge for any transfer movements.
It has been more than a decade since Macheda surprised the world as a wonder kid with one of the more iconic goals in history. The goal set the expectations high for Macheda as a young player who will be the next superstar of the club. While it hasn’t turned out to be that way, the former English Super Cup winner remains to be a reliable player on the field.
It will be interesting to see how teams move forward in the next coming days. Games are slowly returning and having someone like Macheda’s presence may give an additional boost for any club.