Manchester United’s former striker Danny Welbeck left the club in somewhat acrimonious circumstances on transfer deadline day, when he made a permanent move to one of our big rivals in Arsenal. The 23-year old striker was often frustrated at his lack of chances up front whilst at Old Trafford, and finally decided to leave for £16million.
Many Manchester United fans don’t like Welbeck because they think he just isn’t good enough, but the majority loved the Mancunian-born front man, because he got what it meant to play for the biggest club in the country.
“Nobody can really criticise my finishing because they don’t really see me playing in a forward position too often. Now I am getting into these positions I want to be sticking the ball in the back of the net. Obviously people can say I’ve not scored enough goals, but you stick the best strikers on the wing in a four-man midfield and see if they score goals.” Welbeck said.
“Beforehand, sometimes I wasn’t getting through on goal if I was coming from a four-man midfield. Obviously it’s difficult to leave your position and go and get scoring opportunities. But I’m getting into these positions much more regularly.”
The boyhood Red always left everything out on the pitch when he played for the club, and everyone thought that he’d leave graciously. Sadly though, he didn’t even release a statement thanking the club or the fans for everything over the past decade or so – which was obviously disappointing.
Many fans have watched him grow from playing U21 football, to his loan at Sunderland and who can forget that wonder goal he scored on his first-team debut, and his header away at Real Madrid. To not even get a thank you for the continued support was highly upsetting for most of us.
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