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Danny Welbeck sustained a knee injury some weeks ago which has kept him in the sidelines with nothing else to do than sit and wait for the recovery to be completed. The process is getting better and better as he has now trained with the senior squad and was only inches away from being called up in Manchester United’s encounter against Fullham.
When asked to David Moyes about the condition of some of his players he said:
“Danny Welbeck has had a bit of fluid on his knee.
“He has trained a few days this week and he is certainly getting much closer to match fitness but he will not travel this weekend.”
Manchester United are also missing their star defender Nemanja Vidic who was absent in the Champions League encounter against Real Sociedad but the English club still came out on top with a narrow 1-0 victory.
With only 1 point separating them from the 2nd place Bayer Leverkusen they will need everyone at their disposal to secure the advancement into the next round of the Champions League, including Danny Welbeck.
The young English attacker has been under-fire for quite some time now being overshadowed and left behind by the likes of: Wayne Rooney, Van Persie and the rising up comer Adnan Januzaj who has high expectations following his sensational debut, it’s going to be a hard road ahead of him if he wants to book a permanent place in Manchester United’s starting XI lineup.
Just how he has snatched his place in England’s XI lineup alongside Rooney and Sturridge he needs to do it once more but this time with Manchester United.
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Even though he played a majority of the matches for Manchester United last season, Danny Welbeck had a personal disappointing season in front of goal because he scored only two goals through the entire campaign. Everton looked extremely disappointing in the first pre-season match under the new era of David Moyes. They lost 1-0 against Thailand in the friendly match, but Moyes is confident that they can hit the goal scoring from that has been a trademark of Manchester United over the years. He has also expressed his confidence about Welbeck becoming regular goalscorer for United in the future.
There has been a lot of talk surrounding the future of Wayne Rooney at the club. The 27-year-old England international is widely expected to leave the club before the end of the transfer window. United have not been linked with any strikers at the moment. This could force Welbeck into being the second or third choice striker at the club behind Robin van Persie. There has also been speculation about the future of Javier Hernandez as well. Despite the poor performance last season, Moyes is hoping that the youngster will be able to hit a goalscoring form.
Moyes is of the opinion that as striker works hard regularly, he will be able to get more confidence.
“When I arrived I was told how important Danny had been and how important he will be. We’re giving him an opportunity now and he has the chance to get games. We’re hoping his goals come as well. He had a couple of chances the other night. But it would be worse if he wasn’t getting chances. Hopefully he’ll start taking a few of those chances and that will give him the confidence he needs to go on a run and score plenty of goals,” said Moyes.
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The nomination of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck into the PFA awards this season has expressed many because the striker has scored just one goal this season. However, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is not worried about the lack of goals from the youth academy star, who has managed to start ahead of star striker Wayne Rooney in several matches this season. Ferguson has acknowledged the huge drop in goals for the striker. He pointed to the fact that he managed to find the back of the net on 12 occasions last season.
Compared to it, the return of just two goals this season is a huge drop. However, he has been contributing to the team in other areas of the pitch that Ferguson is willing to overlook this fact. He is confident that Welbeck will become a regular goalscorer for United in the future. Unlike in previous seasons, Welbeck has been used in a number of positions this term by Ferguson. This could have also contributed to the lack of goals from the former Sunderland loan star according to Ferguson.
Welbeck was effectively used to reduce the threat of Alonso in the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. The 22-year-old is not expected to win any PFA awards this season.
“Last year he had 12 goals, this year he’s only got two, so that’s a big drop. But that drop doesn’t concern us because he still applies himself really well and still looks to score, still looks to get a chance and with that kind of courage he will eventually become a regular goalscorer. Maybe he doesn’t appreciate us moving him around in various positions and we’ve maybe overused that because he is young,” said Ferguson, who also praised the importance of Welbeck to the United squad.