Who would ever believe a young Mancunian boy named Daniel Welbeck would be a force for Manchester United, and be called up for the England squad? Young Danny was born in Longsight, Manchester; and little did he know that he’s going to be a Manchester United regular.
Welbeck has many traits, a powerful head, and pin point heading accuracy. The boy’s got pace. His finishing is superb too, but all of this couldn’t help him establish himself as a Manchester United regular. When he was called up to the first team in the 2007-2008 season, he couldn’t find a place, the reason was, Manchester United were flourishing under the trinity of Ronaldo, Tevez, and Rooney. He waited and waited, then when he got the chance to play for the first team versus Al-Hilal he earned us a penalty but hit it over the bar. Not the right choice, eh Danny?
After a couple of appearances in the Carling Cup for Man United, he came on as a 63rd minute substitute for Park Ji Sung versus Stoke City, then soon he hit a 30 yd. strike into the top corner sealing a 5-0 win for the reds. A great start for the young boy. He was then awarded for his superb showing against Stoke with a starting role against Southampton in the fourth round of the FA Cup, which he scored a goal. He later continued his great form whilst scoring a goal in the fourth round versus Derby County.Sir Alex Ferguson thought that it was time for Danny Welbeck to get some first team experience. So he sent him to Darren Ferguson’s Preston North End. He played 8 games and scored 2. It was not the right experience Ferguson wanted, but all in all it helped the young lad. The following season, Sir Alex thought that Welbeck needed Premier League experience, so he sent him to Steve Bruce’s Sunderland playing 28 games and scored 6 goals. Including a goal vs. Chelsea. Welbeck played a huge role in that season for Sunderland, which made Steve Bruce consider purchasing Welbeck permanently. But Sir Alex Ferguson had other ideas.
Then everything changed for Welbeck, he was very impressive in the US pre season tour, it was his chance to get a starting role for Manchester United, with the absence of Javier Hernandez, who had a head injury at the time. Welbeck showed promising signs scoring 5 goals in 12 appearances for Manchester United. He scored his first goal in the 3-0 win against Spurs. He scored one, and got an assist. His next goal came in the 8-2 thumping of premier league rivals Arsenal. The whole team played well, so it was no surprise that Welbeck managed to grab a goal. He then didn’t score in two consecutive games, but in the third game he grabbed a brace against FC Basel, which arguably kept us in the Champions League group stages. The following week he put the Norwich game to bed with a goal which was superbly crafted. He found space within a crowded Norwich City defense and smashed the ball into the net. He later went on a four game scoring drought. He has had five goals in 12 appearances for Manchester United this term. It should have been six if it weren’t for a deflected header versus Sunderland, hitting Wesley Brown and going in the net. Welbeck’s form forced the now fit Hernandez out of the Liverpool game which raised many eye-brows. He also put a man of the match display against Spurs. Game after game he has been improving gradually. His off the ball movement is nowhere near as good as Chicharito’s, but his contribution to the team is phenomenal. His passing ability is superb, and his pace. He has scored many vital goals for United, most recently scoring the winning goal against Arsenal, and scoring the decisive goal against Manchester City with a sublime volley.
This young boy has got talent, although his descion making isn’t the best, but under Sir Alex Ferugson he can improve. Every Manchester United fan hopes and dreams that one day, when Rooney leaves, a young man named Daniel Welbeck will be our talisman.