Date: 29th September 2011 at 10:25am
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It has often been said that longs for a local striker to make it through the ranks.

In his tenure he has cultivated midfielders and defenders but a quality striker seems to have alluded him, at least until now.

has been shining this season for United, and although a hamstring injury knocked him out of his stride he is back to business as seen against FC Basel on Tuesday where he grabbed a brace.

The 20 year went on loan to Sunderland last season and is showing the natural progression, flourishing in United’s first team this season and he thanks for simply giving him a chance to do so,

“The manager shows time and time again he will give local players a chance and it is then up to the individual to take it. I hope I can.

“I don’t know whether it is harder for local boys up front to make it. I can only look at myself and take my opportunities when they come.”

Welbeck’s brace on Tuesday looked like they would give a comfortable win over our Swiss opponents but Basel fought back and it took a late goal to rescue a point on a¬†bizarre¬†night at Old Trafford, so whilst he values the goals, the whole scenario is bittersweet in light of the game’s result,

“To score those two goals was a bittersweet moment for me. To get two goals, I am buzzing about that, but we didn’t get the win we should have done.

“I hope I have done enough to play against Norwich. We have some great strikers at the club and whoever is in there will give it 100%. I just hope I get my chances.”