QPR loanee Federico Macheda confirmed his temporary move away from Old Trafford has the approval of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Macheda had found his playing time during the first half of the season limited at Manchester United and was keen to seal a short-term switch away from the champions in order to gain more Premier League experience.
The Italian has since joined Neil Warnock’s side until the end of the current campaign, and made his Loftus Road debut off the bench in the defeat to Norwich on Monday.
“When I spoke to him (Ferguson) about going on loan he agreed with me,” Macheda said.
“I’m 20 years old and I need to get more playing time. There’s a bit more chance to play here than at United at the moment. So he agreed with me, and we made this choice.”
The former Lazio youth player added that he was not concerned about his long-term future and was fully focused on his next few months in west London.
“I don’t know about my future,” he said. “It’s not important now. The important thing now for me is QPR.”
“I’m looking forward to doing well here, and then we’ll talk about my future another day.”