Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Macheda And Petrucci Are Capable Of Big Things

Macheda And Petrucci Are Capable Of Big Things

As you probably know, United named Italian duo Federico Macheda and Davide Petrucci in the Champions League squad, replacing the injured Owen Hargreaves and on-loan Manucho. The youngsters probably won't play in the European Cup but their inclusion highlights how highly they are rated at the club.

'It is great this chance they are getting to witness and take part in first-team training and be involved on European trips because not only does it hopefully motivate them but it will inspire all the other young lads as well,' reserve boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the Manchester Evening News.

'Macheda is a big talent. He has the ability and can score goals. It is not easy to leave your home country at 16 and come to a new culture. It takes time to settle down. But he signed pro in August last year and has buckled down and got a professional head on him. We expected him to make progress and he has. He is a big, young lad and has good technique and is quick.

'He scored goals for the Under-18s but unfortunately because we have struggled with forwards in the reserves he has had to play up front a lot on his own.

'But it is all a part of the learning curve for him. He is hungry to improve.

'Davide is a No.10 because he plays behind the striker and can also play in midfield. They bounce off each other and look for each other in matches. Sometimes partnerships like that just happen. Like Federico, Davide took his time to adapt. It takes six months to get used to United's intense training. But he has found his feet.

'He is technically and tactically very gifted. He scores some great free kicks and goals. He scores the kind of goals you would put on a DVD because he is capable of the spectacular.'


I'd say they are in the right hands - they can't ask for a better natural striker to educate them!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday February 14 2009
Time: 9:15PM

Comments

0
hope they both play there part .
Kimbo
15/02/2009 18:26:00
0
can't wait to see petrucci,he was hailed the next totti when at roma and not many get that kind of a tag.
abmutd
16/02/2009 06:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Au Revoir Might be the Correct Terminology?

A deal has been done that will see Memphis Depay join the French club, Lyon!

Hughes on Facing United this Saturday

This Saturday afternoon, Manchester United will be hoping to keep their unbeaten run going.

Griezmann Might Be Sacrificed by Atletico Madrid

Earlier this week speculation broke that Manchester United`s interest in Antoine Griezmann, was more than a passing fad.

More Young to China Speculation

Speculation linking Ashley Young with a move to the Chinese Super League has once again grabbed our attention.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Stoke v Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Home Win!20%
Away Win!80%
Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 26 2017 7:45PM : Hull City (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 29 2017 4:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 8:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Yanmispices1
2.softkingvictor1
3.DrAlimo1
Vital Football Comment