Federico Macheda has returned to Manchester United following yet another disappointing spell away on loan. The season before last he went to Sampdoria where he got just 16 games and scored only 1 goal in a season which saw the Italian club relegated.

Last season Neil Warnock brought him to QPR in the January, only to be sacked last than a week later, leaving Kiko to play in six games in all competitions.

Now back with the squad, Kiko claims that being away on loan makes you realise how great it is to play for United.

“It’s great to be back at Manchester United,” he told the official site. “When you go on loan you really understand how important it is to play for this club. I’m really happy to be back and I can’t wait for the start of the season. Last season was disappointing. In the first six months I didn’t get a lot of opportunities here so we decided it was best for me to go on loan. When I got to QPR things went a bit wrong, though, as I was feeling my ankle a lot. But now I feel a lot better and want to start the season well. It’s a big season for me.”