Macheda targets more games
Federico Macheda is hoping to play more often for Man Utd after scoring his first goal of the season.
Last Updated: 04/04/10 11:53am
Federico Macheda is hoping to play more often for Manchester United after scoring his first goal of the season in the defeat by Chelsea.
The Italian teenager burst on to the scene late last season when scoring decisive goals against Aston Villa and Sunderland en route to United winning the Premier League.
This term, the striker has been restricted to just seven appearances and he recently returned to action after a lengthy injury lay-off.
He came off the bench to bundle home the Red Devils' consolation in Saturday's title showdown with Chelsea and is keen to be more involved in the coming weeks.
With Dimitar Berbatov the only other striker currently available to Sir Alex Ferguson, 18-year-old Macheda is determined to grasp his chance.
Pleased to be back
"As a striker, it's always good to score, but it would have been better if we'd have won the game," Macheda told MUTV.
"We are very disappointed, but there are still five games left and we are ready to play those games.
"I hope to be involved in the upcoming matches - I've had a few injuries this season and been out for a good few months. But I'm pleased to be back now."
Macheda is likely to be involved in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League tie against Bayern Munich and hopes United can bounce back from a 2-1 domestic defeat by Chelsea.
He added: "We must forget the Chelsea game because there are still games left and we must focus on those.
"We have to train hard and be focused on the Bayern game now and hopefully we can get the result we need."