Manchester United’s signing of teenage defender Michele Fornasier could be investigated after the player’s former club Fiorentina contacted football’s world governing body FIFA about the move. The Italian club are contemplating a formal complaint to FIFA following the departure of the 16-year-old player to the English Premier League outfit in July, though United remain confident of their legal position.
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Federico Macheda: The instant superstar
Deep into injury time in one of Manchester United’s most important games of the English Premier League season a 17-year-old Italian on debut hit a stunning winner and lifted himself to instant stardom. Federico Macheda was the teenager who came on as a substitute and scored late on Sunday for the Red Devils — helping them to a 3-2 win after they had earlier trailed 2-1 to Aston Villa at Old Trafford