Date: 12th August 2011 at 10:46pm
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Frederico Macheda

Can Kiko emualte his early successes?

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has admitted asking Sir Alex Ferguson for several players on loan according to reports.

Despite Sir Alex being none to impressed with the Blackburn owners treatment of his pal Sam Allardyce, he does seem to have a good relationship with the current Rovers manager and fellow Scot Kean.

The Guardian notes:

The Rovers manager remains in the market for a striker with proven Premier League experience and, with his transfer budget reduced by owners Venky’s this summer, is looking to Old Trafford for potential loan deals. Danny Welbeck and Federico Macheda, who spent time last season on loan at Sunderland and Sampdoria respectively, both fit the criteria that Kean is seeking but whether Ferguson will sanction their departures is uncertain, particularly to Blackburn.

While Macheda seems likely to be loaned out this season, Sir Alex has already stated that he wants to keep Welbeck at Old Trafford, hence the reason he wouldn’t allow Steve Bruce to take the Mancunian striker back on loan to Sunderland this season.

A loan move to Blackburn could be ideal for Macheda who had a torrid time at Sampdoria last season and could do with some invaluable Premier League experience. Macheda has never quite been able to live up to such a stunning debut- but let’s face it who could after he practically saved United’s season in 2009- but people forget he’s still on nineteen years old.

Personally I’d welcome Macheda spending the season at Ewood, but Welbeck, as he showed in the Community Shield has a job to do at United this season.

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3 responses to “Is Kiko Macheda Set for A Move To Blackburn?”

  1. Jonathan says:

    I have high hopes for Macheda. Ideally his progress would go faster playing first team at United, but with so many ahead in the queue, it’s not likely going to happy.

    A loan to Blackburn wouldn’t be too bad. I’d prefer a club like Everton or even Bolton with their attacking nature; but it still beats playing for a recently promoted club. Maybe a loan to Blackburn is a bit of “thank you” after signing Jones.

  2. Lionel says:

    I would loan out macheda because he needs some playing time but personally I don’t think that he has what it takes to play at United

  3. Bi0logiCaL says:

    I see Macheda as one of many Utds young talents who design the future of Man Utd. I guess it would be good to give him the experience in playing for Blackburn IN the Premier League – yet hope to see him back again next season!