After looking the part on last summer’s US tour he was sent on loan to Sunderland where he won plaudits for the part he played in Steve Bruce’s men’s season.
An England debut later and he is back at Old Trafford with the promise of first team football from Sir Alex and he is looking to take full advantage of any opportunity thrown his way, using the example of a United team mate,
“My main aim is to get games with United now.
“What Javier (Hernandez) did shows you that if you’re in form, the manager plays you – and he is always going to give youth a chance as well.
“Javier was not starting most of the games at the start of the season but he was in the side later and was on top form.
“We have got good competition among the strikers at United so you have just got to go out there and show what you can do.
“I think I can break through if I get my opportunity and I’m going to give it the best shot I can.”
Positions up front will be hard to come by and we may see Welbeck used in wider positions but I’m all for him staying at Old Trafford, I’m a fan and feel there is something about him that if nurtured he can go on to big things here.