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Welbeck: No United complacency

Danny Welbeck is adamant that last season's title heartbreak will ensure Manchester United do not suffer the same hurt again following Monday's defeat by Manchester City.

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Danny Welbeck: Manchester United striker spurred on by City pain

Danny Welbeck: Manchester United striker spurred on by City pain

United's 2-1 home loss to their arch-rivals saw their lead at the top of the table cut to 12 points with seven games to go and sparked talk of another late title surge from City.

Roberto Mancini's side came back from eight points adrift with six games remaining 12 months to ago to win the title on goal difference after a dramatic last-gasp victory over Queens Park Rangers on the final day.

The Red Devils had just beaten Sunderland 1-0 when they heard the news of Sergio Aguero's stunning winner and Welbeck says that pain is spurring United on.

"As a United player you know how vital it is to win every game," said Welbeck. "But what happened last season shows that every single game, every single point and every single goal is crucial.

"I'll never forget the manager coming on the bus after the Sunderland game last season.

"He said to the younger players, 'remember this feeling, it will turn you into men and make you bigger and better players and people'. None of us want to feel like that again.

"What happened has given us the motivation to improve and it has reminded us that there can be no complacency. Every single minute on the pitch matters."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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