[Picture] United Midfielder Makes A Mockery Of Danny Welbeck

When Spurs fans sing “he’s one of our own” to the most prolific striker the Premier League has seen since, well since Luis Suarez left if were perfectly honest, I cannot help but feel a twinge of sadness and even jealousy.

It’s not Harry Kane’s scoring record that sends me green with envy, it’s the fact Tottenham fans have a homegrown hero to rally round, just as us Reds used to do with another England striker. Danny Welbeck’s departure left many of us disappointed, not just at the fact we were losing a Mancunian who’d risen through the ranks but also because many of us believed he was on the verge of acheiving the promise his potential had suggested and finally silencing the doubters.

Once Welbeck had joined Arsenal for £16 million on a permanent deal, United fans seemed to split into two camps- those saddened to see him leave, who thought we’d made a huge blunder in letting a young talent join our rivals and those glad to see the back of a player who’d often frustrated in front of goal.

At first, following a hat-trick against Galatasaray it seemed as though Louis Van Gaal had blundered in letting Welbeck join Arsenal for a fee Paul Scholes described as ‘a disgrace’ but since then things haven’t gone too well for the Longsight born forward.

Welbeck has four league goals in 23 games- including 18 starts, a stat made even less impressive by his ratio of just one goal in his last fourteen appearances. In many ways Welbeck’s FA Cup goal against the Reds, courtesy of Tony Valencia, has helped paper of the cracks of a rather uninspiring league campaign for the Gunners. Recently in the ‘must win’ clash with Liverpool, Welbeck was on the bench and there’s every chance he may struggle to break back into the Arsenal side, certainly as a striker at least which was one of the alleged reasons for his unhappiness at Old Trafford.

The loss of Welbeck and the goals he may have scored as been almost erased from many United fans’ minds by the prolific return of a certain Ander Herrera who’s managed five league goals in 19 games- starting just twelve of them. Herrera’s form is made even more impressive by the fact his brace against Aston Villa makes it three goals in his last six games- at a time when for Welbeck the league strikes have all but dried up.

We may get a pang of jealousy when we hear the Spurs fans praising Kane, but if we’re brutally honest, nothing Welbeck has done for Arsenal this season even remotely resembles young Harry’s exploits for the other side of North London.

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  1. Sounds like you’re missing Welbeck! If you really didn’t care, you wouldn’t be spouting shite.

  2. Kicking you lot out of the FA Cup will do nicely for his 1st season. I’m sure Harry will be a big hit on Thursday nights again. D.D.D.D. Danny Welbeck.

  3. Wellbeck is only good as a centre forward.
    Van gaal was right to sell him. He wasn’t good
    enough. Fergie knew it. He played him out
    of position so many times. Wellbeck scored
    1 every 5 games in premier league. Same stat for arsenal.
    He hasn’t improved. He will never be a top striker.
    I was glad he went. His last match for us against
    mk dons proved that. One dimensional
    forward who can run fast. James Wilson
    is a better talent at 19.

  4. Nice way to console yourselves…. comparing players in totally different positions.

    Welbz may not be setting the world alight….. Yet, but his work rate, desire, physique, athleticism, team play etc have been crucial for arsenal this season. Don’t forget that he has played a lot of games as the winger. Plus the fact that he actually makes runs in behind that Utd have been clearly lacking.

    How many goals do Utd wingers have, and you can’t say that they defend as good as Danny on the wing!!!

    Anyway, keep consoling yourselves in this way but inside you all know that this was one of the worst decisions from a new manager that will haunt Utd for years to come…… Old Trafford will here the words “and It’s WELBEEAAAK!!!!” a whole of of times yet, hope it’s good as the 1st time, everytime……..

  5. You sad Mancs need to let it go. How many blogs are constantly writing about Welbeck – and always along the lines of ‘Welbeck is no good, we were right to let him go!’

    It’s HILARIOUS!!!

    You sad sad sad boys!

    So for the record – here’s some facts.
    1. Welbeck didn’t start v Liverpool because he was injured playing for England, but was still too important to leave out completely.
    2. Welbeck played for England where he currently stands as THE HIGHEST GOALSCORER IN EUROPE IN THE ENTIRE QUALIFICATION GAMES.
    3. In less than a season Welbeck has improved in all aspects of his game – as admitted by the player and by Hodgson.
    4. Welbeck has scored more Champions League goals this season than Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero, Daniel Sturridge, and er, any Manchester United player :))
    5. In his 18 starts only half have been as Striker
    6. His goal which ENDED YOUR SEASON by DUMPING YOU OUT of the FA Cup repaid his fee in one beautiful moment.
    7. Throwing stones at Welbeck when you’re paying Falcao over £200k a week to score LESS goals is so hilarious that you Mancs have now replaced Spurs as the saddest bunch of losers that will have us laughing all summer long.
    8. What will you do with your XXXXL Welbeck shirt now?
    9. Wipe your tears with it I guess.
    10. Love from us all xxx

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