Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants Federico Macheda to play regularly during his loan spell

Scot hopeful of a Premier League move for the young striker
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists that he will loan out Federico Macheda to a club that can guarantee regular football for the youngster.

The 19-year-old had previously been expected to head to Italy, after his agent claimed that Inter, Fiorentina, Juventus and Lazio were all keen on acquiring the striker's services.

But Ferguson appears intent on sending the young hitman to another Premier League side, despite admitting that the Under-21 Italy international is considering a move to his homeland.

"Macheda has to play games," Ferguson was quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.

"Clubs who convince me and the player that he'll get games are the ones we'll consider. He's thinking about Italy, but I hope it's going to be in the Premier League because it is competitive and it's where he is going to end up playing."

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic are thought to be interested in signing the Italian.

Macheda has made only two Premier League starts for United this season.

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