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Collision course: Hughes to reprimand Macheda for Twitter outburst

‘Perhaps he has broken a watch or dropped his phone’ said Mark Hughes when posed with the grievances of his striker.

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QPR manager Mark Hughes will talk with Federico Macheda after the striker allegedly posted an unsavoury message on Twitter.

The 20-year-old Manchester United forward was brought to Loftus Road on loan by recently sacked manager Neil Warnock, and has not featured in the squad since Hughes took over the reins of the struggling club, including Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Everton.

Macheda , who has a history surrounding his conduct on Twitter, posted after the game: “Totally pi***d off…this is not what i deserve! …. all!!!!!”

When the Welsh manager was told of the striker’s outburst on the social network site, he told Sky Sports News: “What is he talking about? Perhaps he has broken a watch or dropped his phone.”

“Who knows what he has done. You’re assuming it is about the game and not being involved. Until I speak to him I can’t really comment, can I?”

Hughes was asked how he would discipline the United loanee, if the post was related to his selection policy, saying: “Well, when I know it is I will come back and talk about it, but I can’t talk about it because that is the first I’ve heard about it.”

“Why we are talking about a player who was not in the squad?”

“I would rather talk about the guys who worked their balls off today, to be perfectly honest, rather than somebody that wasn’t even in the squad, don’t you think?”

Macheda revealed earlier in the week that he was frustrated not to be playing more regularly, but could understand that Hughes will have his own ethos.

The Italian told Tuttomercatoweb.com: “At QPR it’s going pretty good, but things could be better. Mr Warnock, who wanted and took me, was sacked just three days after my arrival.”

“Then Hughes took (Djibril) Cisse and (Bobby) Zamora and at the moment they are playing more. However, as soon as I get the chance, I want to prove that I can deserve a starting spot.”

Yesterday, Macheda posted a Tweet to signal the end of his presence on the social media site, but has yet to remove the account

-Additional reporting by Sean Farrell

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