Good news for all Manchester United fans as striker Federico Macheda has signed a contract extension with to keep him at Old Trafford until 2014.
The Italian arrived at Manchester United in September 2007 as a 16-year-old from Lazio, and hit the headlines in April when he scored an injury-time winner on his debut against Aston Villa.
And after coming on as a substitute for Dimitar Berbatov in United’s 2-0 defeat of Tottenham in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night, Macheda has revealed that he is keen to become a more regular member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
He told reporters that he is very happy to commit his future to Manchester United and that he really enjoyed himself last season and hopes to get more chances and contribute to the team’s success.
After seeing his youngsters see off Spurs with relative ease, courtesy of a brace from Darron Gibson, Ferguson was pleased to secure Macheda’s signature.
Sir Alex told reporters that Manchester United is delighted by the new four-year deal and that everyone at the club recognises the fantastic talent Macheda has and everyone hopes to see that develop in the next years, so that the striker can become a well rounded player.