I ain't expect to be at United next season : Kiko
Federico Macheda is not expecting to be at United next season but he hopes that manager David Moyes' quality shines through next term. The young Italian striker burst onto the scene with winners against Aston Villa and Sunderland in first 2 appearances for the Reds 4 years ago but he has since struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford with his contract set to expires in summer. Currently at Birmingham City on loan deal, the 22-year-old has not featured for United since Moyes replaced Sir Alex but he's keen to remain in England. Macheda said: "I don't think I will stay at United but nobody can take memories of my time there away. My contract runs out at the end of season but I ain't worried about it now. When my loan finishes in May, we will see what happens. I want to stay in England, ideally play in Premier League."
Moyes found his position as manager under scrutiny after the Reds' dramatic slump since winning the league title last season, which was compounded further by last week's 0-2 away defeat by Olympiakos in first leg of last 16 in UEFA Champions League. Macheda feels that you need 'something' to be United boss and he is hoping that the club can recover next season. He said: "It's been very difficult but I don't know the reasons why. They won the league with the same team last season and now they've got Juan Mata. People say they need new signings but it's basically same team that finished first last year. It's a big gap to top 4, the title has gone but there is always next season. You need to have something to be United manager. Hopefully his quality will come out to the players next season. With those players, they will bounce back."
Regarding his relationship with Moyes, Macheda added: "I haven't had much to do with him because he has been working with the first team. Of course it was disappointing to be left out from the team but you can understand that new manager wants to work with new players. I spoke to him before I went to Birmingham City and he agreed, so that was it. He made his choice and I went my way, everybody was happy. I didn't go on pre-season in summer and I don't know why but I was prepared because I knew the new manager would want to bring in new players."