Federico Macheda robbed at home

Manchester United's Italian teenage striker Federico Macheda has been robbed at home by raiders who stole cash and jewellery and injured a friend staying with him, a police source said on Monday.

Two masked men burst into Macheda's home in Sale, Greater Manchester, early on Sunday morning, hitting his friend on the head with a bottle, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported.

Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the house following reports of a robbery.

"Two men stole cash and jewellery from the victims before running out of the house," police said. "One man suffered a minor cut to his head in the robbery."

Macheda, 17, who joined United from Lazio last September, scored two goals in his first two Premier League matches in April.

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