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

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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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