8:48 AM EDT, Sun July 24, 2016
The Busby Babe Jul 15, 2016

Friday Flashback: A debut to remember for a forgotten man

This week’s flashback takes us to April 2009, to witness the explosive Manchester United debut of 17-year-old Federico Macheda. It was the stuff dreams are made of: a teenage upstart getting his chance on the big stage, and grasping it with both hands, in just about the most dramatic way imaginable. The name Federico "Kiko" Macheda would have been unfamiliar to any United fan without an MUTV subscription and a penchent for watching the reserves in early 2009. So when the 17-year-old’s name appeared listed among the substitutes for the visit of Aston Villa on 5 April, a few eyebrows were...

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