Federico Macheda
Macheda has returned to Manchester United after suffering an ankle injury.

Federico Macheda has insisted he is not considering his long term future for now, with the Manchester United striker concentrating on playing well for QPR during his loan spell at the club.

Macheda revealed earlier this week that he chose to sign for QPR after advice from Rio Ferdinand, whose brother Anton currently plays for the side.

And the striker, who Sir Alex Ferguson admitted would leave United on loan after receiving limited game time this season, says he can't wait to become a regular feature on the pitch.

"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."

Macheda has been linked with permanent moves away from United in recent months, but the 20 year old says he isn't currently thinking beyond the end of the season, when in theory he will return to Old Trafford from QPR.

"I don't know about my future," he maintained. "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."

United are in the process of sending numerous younger and inexperienced players on loan this January, with Ferguson receiving a wake-up call after the club were defeated 2-1 by Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup.

Ferguson himself admitted that he would have to send players who weren't receiving game time to other clubs, as merely training wasn't enough to give them the ability to stand up to opposition in the Premier League.

And as Mame Biram Diouf considers going on loan to Wigan, Ferguson is hopeful of keeping hold of his younger players and creating yet another generation of talent capable of winning trophies both in England and Europe.