Federico Macheda has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2014.

“I am very happy to commit my future to Manchester United,” said Macheda. “I really enjoyed myself last season when I came on and I hope to get more chances like that and contribute to the team’s success.”

Sir Alex Ferguson has looked to the future, with the belief we’ll get to see the best from the 18-year-old as he is given time to develop.

“We are delighted by the new four-year deal, everyone at the club recognises the fantastic talent he has and we hope to see that develop in the next years, so he becomes a well rounded player.”