Ferguson has already had his first phone call from a Premier League side, believed to be Aston Villa, about taking Macheda, 19, on a six-month loan, but the United boss expects others, including Everton, Wigan, West Brom, Birmingham and West Ham to show interest.
He said: 'Macheda has to play games. Clubs who convince me and the player that he'll get games are the ones we'll consider.He's thinking about Italy, but I hope it's going to be in the Premier League because it is competitive and it's where he is going to end up playing.'
In demand: Federico Macheda is interesting several top flight clubs
Ferguson already has Danny Welbeck (Sunderland), Mame Diouf (Blackburn) and Tom Cleverley (Wigan) on loan.
But he is wary of Macheda ending up in the same situation as Giuseppe Rossi a few years ago at Newcastle.
'They never played him. And he was an outstanding player,' said Ferguson.
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