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Thursday 29 March 2012

Macheda returns to Man Utd

QPR's on-loan striker set to miss rest of season with an ankle injury

Federico Macheda joined Queens Park Rangers on loan in the January transfer window

Queens Park Rangers' on-loan striker Federico Macheda has returned to Manchester United for treatment on an ankle injury which is set to end his season.

The 20-year-old picked up the injury during his spell in London and is now back at his parent club to continue his rehabilitation.

"It is expected that the problem will sideline the young striker for the rest of the campaign"
- Man Utd statement

Macheda made three Barclays Premier League appearances for Manchester United this season before joining QPR on 2nd January to become Neil Warnock's first signing of the transfer window.

Warnock was sacked six days later and with the likes of Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora being signed by new boss Mark Hughes, Macheda found his first-team opportunities limited.

He made three League appearances as a substitute during his time at Loftus Road.

"It is expected that the problem will sideline the young striker for the rest of the campaign," read a Manchester United statement.

Macheda joined United from Italian side Lazio in 2007 and has also had a loan spell at Sampdoria.

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Key Points

  • Federico Macheda returns to Manchester United
  • Striker has been on loan at QPR and has suffered an ankle injury
  • The injury is set to keep Macheda out for the rest of the season