Macheda set for Man Utd exit

The 20-year-old is set to leave United on loan in the January transfer window in order to get regular first-team football.

“I spoke last week with (sir Alex) Ferguson: I think that Federico will play somewhere else in January,” Bia told Sportal.

“He can no longer continue to be on the field for only 15 or 20 minutes, he must absolutely find more space.

“There are requests, but not from Italy. In the first week of January we will evaluate the proposals that we’ve received.

“Macheda’s departure, however, has nothing to do with the elimination from the Champions League of the United.”