Man Utd boss Ferguson: Federico Macheda has big chance

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Federico Macheda will be on the bench today against Aston Villa.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Federico Macheda will be on the bench today against Aston Villa.

"Berbatov and Rooney missing is a bad blow to us, but it's there and there's nothing we can do about it," said Ferguson. "I've got options of course. I could play Ronaldo through the middle, I could play [Danny] Welbeck, I could play Macheda or I could play [Ryan] Giggs – the great thing is the flexibility of players, Giggs, Ronaldo, those types.

"The boy Macheda is developing at a great rate of speed now, his performances for the reserves have been very good, he's a natural finisher and he'll definitely be on the bench at least with Welbeck."

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