FOOTBALL NEWS

28/06/2011 17:15, Report by Adam Marshall
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Lessons learnt for Kiko

"I know it’s his home country but he’s been away from Manchester and things have not gone particularly well for him. He’s had to look at himself and time will tell.

"We only had one real meeting out there in Italy, but I’ve had regular dialogue with him on the phone and he sounds up for the challenge and he might have learned from this bad experience.

"Only time will tell. It's now all about how he comes back to United and responds to the challenge."

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Kiko to bounce back

"I really wanted to have an experience in Italy, but I now hope to stay in the Premier League.

"For a youngster, England is a better place to play. It wasn't easy from a psychological point of view to leave United and join a Sampdoria side who were fighting relegation. It was a delicate situation."

- Federico Macheda

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