Neville can’t understand why United sold Danny Welbeck

As he has now moved from footballer to leading football pundit with Sky Sports, Gary Neville will always have an opinion, but this opinion is about his former club Manchester United and their decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Gary Neville has slammed Manchester United’s decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal. The England international, who scored twice midweek against Switzerland, signed for Arsenal on transfer deadline day for a fee of £16million, a bargain compared to other English talent.

Neville, who is also on the coaching staff in the England set-up, admitted that he can’t work it out as to explain why Danny Welbeck was by United, especially to a rival.


Speaking with talkSPORT he said:

“I can’t work it out.

“After all the prices I’ve seen paid this summer and, obviously I’ve been working with him the last week, I’m thinking how is it just £16m?

“There’s been right-backs and left-backs galore who have been bought for £15m this summer. How have they got him for £16m?

“I can’t work it out to this day, it’s a strange one. It really does feel strange that it’s a centre-forward and actually it’s helped out a competitor, someone who will be vying for those third and four places with United this season.

“I’m struggling to understand the logic behind the deal in two or three ways really.”

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