Fergie hails deadly Macheda
Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson says that striker Federico Macheda is the club's most natural finisher.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 30/07/10 9:22am
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that striker Federico Macheda is the club's most natural finisher.
Macheda grabbed headlines two seasons ago after making an impressive debut as he scored a fine, late winner.
Last campaign, though, the Italian struggled for fitness, making just one Premier League start.
But Ferguson rates Macheda highly, with the 18-year-old scoring twice against MLS All-Stars this week, and could be set to utilise his services on a regular basis in the new term.
The Scot said: "Macheda is probably the best player going through against the goalkeeper that we have.
"He is outstanding when he gets in those positions. When he went through I expected him to score."
Of Macheda, midfielder Darren Fletcher said: "He's a natural goalscorer, a finisher in one-on-one situations. He's a big strong lad for his age.
"Sometimes that's a problem for younger players if they are not and that's why Wayne Rooney coped so well when younger because he was physically capable of doing that.
"Kiko is similar to that. Nothing seems to faze him.
"He's a confident lad - not cocky or arrogant, just confident in his own ability."