Sampdoria Won't Miss Antonio Cassano With Me In The Team - Manchester United's Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda ready to fill the void left by Antonio Cassano as he confirms his Sampdoria arrival on loan from Manchester United...
Manchester United hitman Federico Macheda is putting on the sweeteners ahead of his loan move to Sampdoria as he promises to deliver the goods and then head back to the Premier League with more than he bargained for.

The 19-year-old Italian was granted permission for a Serie A return by Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who feels his striker needs experience of first team action.

And Macheda is ready to take the chance with both hands, believing he can take Antonio Cassano's place until the end of term. His comments come 24 hours after Samp president Riccardo Garrone said 'Chicco' was seen as a proxy to the Milan ace.

"Just the fax is missing. Wednesday or Thursday I will be in Italy. I am very happy as Genoa is an important city," Macheda told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Playing for just 10 or 20 minutes every game would not have helped my development, and Ferguson had the same opinion.

"We are all happy, and in six months I will head back to Manchester a stronger player.

"Sampdoria really looked for me, where as there was never any contact with Lazio. I need to play with consistency and I feel I have made the best choice.

"Cassano is a champion, a world class player. I have to prove myself. We are different players, but I will promise to make sure the fans don't miss him."

Our  provides the best breaking news online and our  football fan community is unmatched worldwide. Never miss a thing again!