Manchester United youngster Federico Macheda has been talking to the Gazzetto dello Sport again, this time to amend his comment that Wayne Rooney is a chav.
The Italy under 21 striker said: “I like him and I have maximum respect for him. What I wanted to say is that for me he is a free spirit and genuine.”
In Thursday’s paper, Macheda had referred to Rooney as a “coatto”, Roman slang for a young, vulgar and sometimes violent working class person.
I think ‘down to earth…’ would probably be the fairest translation of what he wanted to imply in his initial quote.