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.