Date: 25th July 2011 at 11:38pm
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Danny Welbeck

Will the young striker be more than a bit part player this season?

Mancunian striker and a personal favourite of mine Danny Welbeck has spoken of his determination to break into the United team.

The England Under 21 striker, who Sir Alex Ferguson has stated will not be going out on loan this season looked impressive against Chicago Fire earlier this week.

Sky Sports News reports: Danny Welbeck hopes to emulate Jack Wilshere and use a successful loan spell to make it into the Manchester United first team.

Now back at United, he is faced with the arduous task of claiming a place in a starting XI in a squad that now contains seven forwards.

Welbeck, 20, earned his spurs during a season-long loan at Sunderland last term, where he garnered six goals from 21 Premier League starts.

Injuries disrupted his progress but his eye-catching form still registered with Fabio Capello who handed him his debut in the friendly against Ghana in March.

Now back at United, he is faced with the arduous task of claiming a place in a starting XI in a squad that now contains seven forwards.

Yet, having watched Wilshere learn to adapt to the strain of the Premier League during his loan stint at the Reebok before forcing his way into the Arsenal and England teams, Welbeck is now eager to do the same.

“Jack Wilshere is a prime example of how things work,” he said.

“He went to Bolton and did really well, and then he went back to Arsenal and really kicked on.

“It is something quite a few of the young boys look at and think if he can do it, so can we.”

The Manchester-born striker is currently on United’s pre-season tour of America and would realise a dream if he manages to manufacture an extended career at Old Trafford.

“My time at Sunderland has benefited me massively,” he added.

“It was a different part of my career. I went there as a boy and came back as a man. I am really happy with the way things went.

“But I am always looking to improve. It would mean the world to me to make it at United. It is the biggest club in the world.

“I am always going to strive for it and I would be delighted to achieve that here.”

Welbeck’s served his apprenticeship at Sunderland, not to mention for the United Academy and reserve sides and it’s now time to give him a chance. With Rooney, Chicharito, Owen and Berbatov ahead of him in the United pecking order, the Longsight born striker may not get too many chances but there’s no denying he deserves the one’s he is given.

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3 responses to “‘It Would Mean The World To Me To Make It At United, It’s The Biggest Club In The World’”

  1. troutalan says:

    Well we may need him more than ever as Fergies just announced again that we’re finished spending. We’ve got Ashley Young who we don’t need, Phil Jones, a lesser replacement than O’shea or Brown and De gea who again is a lesser
    replacement than Van der saar. How this has strengthened our squad is beyond me. I’m fucked off that again we won’t truly have a new season
    to look forward to with excitement. A pathetic midfield will again be embarrassed in Europe whilst the teams aroundussnap up the marquee signings as usual. Bollocks to all this. Biggest club in the world my arse. We’re a feeble imitator at the moment with a redundant ownership unwilling to pay for real talent. Pheww!! Needed that off my chest ..sorry guys!

    • Bob deacon says:

      A pathetic midfield? Granted our midfield isn’t as strong as it has been in previous years but it did just make history last season by winning the league.. Sure we were out played by possibly the best side I have ever witnessed in the champions league final but to say that our midfield is pathetic is a bit much..
      We don’t always have to spend big to unearth talent.. Or have you forgotten Paul Scholes already? There is plenty of talent at united as always, they just need to be given their chance to shine. So go get a hot water-bottle for your tummy and stop being so menstural you woman..

      And who were ya gonna get that wouldn’t be a lesser replacement to van der sar?

  2. jose says:

    Its arguable weather or not Berba is ahead of welbeck now,,, and I don’t see owen as being ahead of welbeck. The little bits i’v seen of Welbeck on tour, he looks sharp and hungry, to play owen ahead of either welbeck or Mecheda would be detrimental to the future of the team. Yes he’s decent to have in reserve but Welbeck is the man in form, and he needs as much football as possible. Owen has prob no more than 3 consecutive games in him so save him for a when necessary.