“How can he be decisive for the team if he never plays?” Bia told Itasportpress. “Manchester United have some phenomenal players in attack, so it is truly difficult for Federico to find space. It’s not true what they write in the English papers that he’s going through a bad spell.
Bia also revealed that there is interest from the continent in Macheda, and while United wanted to retain his services over the summer, they will have to let him go in the new year if he is not playing.
“Federico was requested by German and Spanish teams over the summer, but the English club preferred to keep hold of him,” he added.
“I hope they understand the situation and let him leave in January, because it makes no sense to keep a 21-year-old on the bench.”