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Manchester United striker wants Old Trafford exit

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Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is set to leave the club next summer, according to his agent

The Italian looked set for stardom after scoring a brilliant debut goal against Aston Villa in 2009, a vital moment in the club's Premier League title success. 

But since then, the 21-year-old has failed to live up to expectation, struggling for first-team football, and is now preparing himself for future away from Old Trafford. 

"Unfortunately, there is no news," Bia told an Italian news site.

"The assessment that Manchester [United] have made is not one in line with a player whose contract is coming to an end.

"This year he will play in Manchester, seeing out his contract with the Red Devils and then he will be free to leave."

Macheda has less than 12 months left on his United contract, and after failing to impress during loan spells with Sampdoria, Queen's Park Rangers and Stuttgart, the striker is unlikely to receive a new contract with the options available to David Moyes. 

Moyes has an array of talented forwards at his disposal with the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez all competing for a place in the starting 11. 

Reports suggest the youngster could be set for a loan deal before a permanent move next summer, with Championship side Doncaster believed to be interested. 

United enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 victory over Wigan in Sunday's Community Shield, and kick-off their defence of the Premier League this weekend with a trip to Swansea.  

 

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