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 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 , Chicharito, 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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