Federico Macheda has admitted that he sees his future away from Manchester United with the striker hoping that a loan spell will give him the chance to showcase his skills in the lead up to January.
Macheda was consistently sent out on loan from United by Sir Alex Ferguson and it seems he has similarly failed to impress David Moyes in the current campaign.
With the manager already able to select from Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck it would certainly appear that Macheda is surplus to requirements and the Italian says he might return to his home country as he looks for more first-team action.
He told TMW: "This week I should go on loan somewhere - it's going to be an important week. I need to find continuity until January. Then in January, we will see.
"I have not had the opportunity to talk about [my future at United], but I have not been fielded. I think my future will be far from Manchester. Let's see how this year goes, then maybe I could go back to Italy."
United are currently recovering from a poor start to the season that saw them fall to eighth place, but they have since built a momentum that culminated in the side defeating table topping Arsenal at the weekend.
Macheda's most recent spell at Championship side Doncaster saw the 23-year-old score three times in five appearances but injury forced him back to United, which was also the reason behind his spell at QPR ending prematurely.
And while Moyes has clearly been willing to give younger players the chance to step up this season, shown through his use of Adnan Januzaj, the manager clearly isn't so interested in giving Macheda a chance, leaving the hitman to look elsewhere this winter.