Man Utd striker in surprise move to Cardiff

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Updated: September 26, 2011

Manchester Utd striker Federico Macheda could be on his way to Championship outfit Cardiff City, who are rumoured to want the striker in a loan deal.

Macheda, who burst onto the scene when he scored a stunning debut goal against Aston Villa two seasons ago, has fallen down the pecking order at United with Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Michael Owen and DImitar Berbatov all ahead of him.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay told the Daily Mirror that he is very keen to bring in a top striker to the club as they look to challenge for promotion to the Premier League.

He said “We are fishing in a small pond in terms of who can come in on loan and affect the team, I want a striker who can come in and hit the ground running into the first team or at least force his way onto the bench.

“United, like many others, are a club who are still in the Carling Cup and you saw the other night that they are playing a lot of their talented youngsters.

“Things change at Premier League clubs on a daily and weekly basis in terms of when the youngsters are allowed out.”

Should Macheda decide to move to Cardiff it will allow his some badly needed game time and also allow him to impress his Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson and show him what he has to offer.

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