Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is taking inspiration from Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley during his loan stint with Queens Park Rangers.

The Italian has moved to Loftus Road for the remainder of the season in a move which is certain to aid both the player and his new club.

Macheda burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old when he scored the winner on his United debut, but has failed to establish himself in Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

The 20-year-old has made only six appearances for United this season, while he failed to score during a loan stint with Sampdoria last season.

But Macheda is has highlighted how a temporary move away from Old Trafford can aid United ambitions - something which Welbeck and Cleverley are testament to.

"I hope to do the same as them because they had loan spells for one year and it worked well for them," he said. "I hope it will do for me as well.

"When I spoke to [Ferguson] about going on loan he agreed with me. I am 20 years old and I need to get more playing time.

"It is not easy here but there is a bit more chance to play here than at United. He agreed with me and we did this choice, but I don't know about my future.

"My future is not important now. The important thing now is QPR for me and I am looking forward to doing well here. Then we will see and talk about my future."

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