Macheda closing in on Man Utd return

The Italy Under-21 star has been out of action with a calf strain.

Ferguson is looking forward to have the 18-year-old back following Michael Owen’s injury.

“Macheda started light training this week,” said Ferguson.

“He has had a long-term injury which has been disappointing for us because he is such a great talent.

“But he should be back in the football side within two weeks.”