Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v Arsenal

Monday, 09 March 2015, 19:45

The FA Cup Quarter-Final

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 0 - 1 Man Utd

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Fergie: Welbeck will get games

Sir Alex Ferguson considers Danny Welbeck to be a useful weapon for Manchester United and has assured the striker that he will get games.

Last Updated: 16/11/12 at 14:10 Post Comment

Danny Welbeck: Faces fierce competition for places at Manchester United

Danny Welbeck: Faces fierce competition for places at Manchester United

Fierce competition for places at Old Trafford means Welbeck often finds himself restricted to a place on the bench, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney entrusted with starting berths.

The 21-year-old has, however, shown both in the Premier League and at international level with England that he is capable of troubling the best defences in the business.

Ferguson has full faith in a product of United's famed academy system and has pointed out that every member of his squad will get ample opportunity to impress over the course of a long season in which the Red Devils will continue to compete on multiple fronts.

"It's difficult for me (to leave Welbeck out)," Ferguson said.

"Robin van Persie has come in, we've got Wayne Rooney. You tend to rely on the experience of these players.

"What we've got to try and do is alternate selections so that Danny feels he is making a contribution. At the moment, we're tending to play him wide left, which I think he is capable of playing.

"He can still provide a certain type of threat from that position and he's done that many times over the years. But I think he's a natural centre-forward and he will get opportunities.

"He has shown with his form for England that he can be a real asset to us through the middle. He's a good goal threat."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

d like to add players who push their team-mates out of the way to celebrate on their own

exhausted
The Ten Most Hated Things In Football

I

f I were Manuel Pellegrini I would keep quiet and hope the Board didn't notice City not winning anything. If he isn't sacked I'd be astonished.

lfcfan80
Pellegrini: I won't be sacked

S

till I suppose it still gives him at least another year in the job. By the time it comes around , he can always make up another excuse. First it was 3 months , then a year .....Next year ? Whats his excuse with Van Persie ?

spud1
Di Maria 'could peak next year'

Footer 365

Wigan stun Norwich, Sharp inspires Leeds

Norwich's bid for a seventh successive Championship win was thwarted by a determined Wigan, while Leeds, Blackburn and Birmingham all won.

Newcastle 0-1 Man United: Evans and Cisse accused of spitting as visitors leave it late...

Manchester United nicked a 1-0 win at Newcastle but Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in an unsavoury incident.

Neville 'concerned' over Reds form

Gary Neville has admitted that he is "concerned" that a resurgent Liverpool could qualify for the Champions League ahead of Manchester United.

Mail Box

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

United's No 2 Isn't That Bad Either...

One mailboxer is getting in a flap about the claim Man Utd would struggle without De Dea, while there's some anger directed at Chelsea...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company