“Everybody in the league is in envy of what Sir Alex has there, but what he is trying to do is get Federico some game time in the Premier League. I am sure he is still a part of their future plans.
“I believe this can really work for us because he is positive and always in and around the box. He can finish too.
“He puts defenders under pressure, he’s a strong lad and he’s got a yard of pace as well. If we can get him the ball in the right areas I am sure he can get us a few goals. It’s a great way for us to start the January transfer window."
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Debut: v Villa, 5 April 2009
"I was attracted by the challenge and by the players that QPR brought in during the summer." - Federico Macheda