Federico Macheda has issued a parting shot at Manchester United after leaving the club to join Doncaster Rovers on loan.
The Italian, who shot to fame after scoring a memorable winning goal against Aston Villa in 2009, has accused David Moyes of focusing more on established players rather than the club's youngsters.
"Disappointed about the choices of Manchester? No, I'm not because I already knew how things would turn out," the 22-year-old was quoted as telling Calciomercato. "In spite of the new coach, things have not changed. Moyes has decided to focus on more established players giving less space for youngsters."
Macheda's comments would probably be contested by Moyes, who handed talented 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace last Saturday.
Nevertheless, it seems certain that Macheda has played his final match for the Red Devils - with the player admitting that he would relish a chance to return to Italy.
"Now I only think about me, to continue to better my career, to grow and improve," he added. "I'd love to go back to Italy, of course, would be the most appreciated.
"What is certain is that I will not stay at United and until January I'm going to play on loan elsewhere. At the reopening of the market then we will see what opportunities there will be."
Macheda is currently keen to extend his loan spell at Doncaster, where he signed an initial one-month deal earlier this month.
(Quotes were translated by Sport Witness)