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Cardiff boss Mackay convinced he can get best from Man Utd striker Macheda

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay is being linked with Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda.

Mackay insists it is possible to discover a diamond, pointing to the signing of midfielder Tom Cleverley when he was at Watford.

Cleverley scored 11 goals in 33 appearances for the Hornets during the 2009-10 season and is now on the verge of England honours after making the breakthrough at Manchester United.

"We paid a loan fee for Tom which at the time was looked upon as being quite expensive at £300,000 for the year," said Mackay.

"At the end of the year we would have paid double or treble that because he was such a good asset.

"I was thankful to Sir Alex Ferguson for allowing me to take him and deciding that my club was the place for him to go."

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