Macheda joins Panathinaikos on three-year deal

Former Manchester United player Federico Macheda has joined Greek side Panathinaikos after leaving Novara where he managed to score 10 goals in 49 league appearances. The striker grabbed the attention of football fans when he scored a brilliant goal on his Manchester United debut.

The Italian player was just 17-years-old when he came off the bench to score a late winner against Aston Villa in 2009. However Macheda failed to become a first team player at Old Trafford and was loaned out to Sampdoria, Queens Park Rangers, VfB Stuttgart, Doncaster Rovers, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest before joining Cardiff City on a free transfer.