The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that the contract of Danny Welbeck will be extended for the next 5 years. His weekly salary is going to be 75,000 pounds. A few days ago, Welbeck had said that he would not sign a new contract with United until he gets a big hike in his salary. Earlier, the club was not ready to accept the salary demand of Welbeck. So, there had been rumors that Welbeck might leave the club. But, Ferguson ended all these rumors by saying that the club has accepted the demand of Welbeck eventually. In the last season, the weekly salary of Welbeck was 16,000 pounds.
Welbeck had joined United in 2005 when he was only 15 years old. He played his first match for the youth team of Manchester United against Sunderland in 2006. In the 2006-07 season, he played 28 matches for the youth team and scored 9 goals. In the next season, he was included in the first team of the club. Welbeck scored his first goal for United in a match of the Premier League against Stoke City. In the 2010-11 season, Welbeck played for Sunderland on loan. In the last season, he returned back to Manchester United and his performance was exquisite throughout the season. He scored a number of goals and emerged as a superstar. At the end of the last season, Ferguson had hinted that Welbeck’s contract could be extended.
After signing the new contract, Welbeck said that he is happy that his salary has been hiked. He would like to continue his good form and score even more goals for United in the upcoming season. On being asked how does it feel to play alongside Wayne Rooney, Welbeck said that Rooney is a great footballer and it’s an honor to play alongside him. As per Welbeck, he learnt quite a lot from Rooney in the last season.