Having shone in the early weeks of the season, a muscle injury slowed him down. But having overcome that he is in a rich vein of form having scored 3 in 3 and 4 in his last 6 appearances.
The 21 year old has become an England international this season as well as a United first team regular but worringly for others, Sir Alex has warned there is still a lot of space for growth and development for the striker,
“We were always aware of Danny Welbeck’s ability.
“The issue with him now is addressing the physical side.
“When he was 16 he had problems with his knees because he was growing, then he had some thigh problems.
“It was nothing serious, just a matter of waiting for Danny to develop into a man, which we are seeing the signs of now.
“He has a great physique but there is still more to come. Our stats show there’s still a bit to do before he becomes a complete adult.”
Sir Alex also praised the youngster’s attitude. Welbeck has gone about his work this season with little fuss and Sir Alex believes his rise through the club’s ranks has played a part in shaping his mentality:
“He has a good attitude, although he should have, he’s a young player with an opportunity at Manchester United.
“That’s one of the reasons you pick these players, because they show their temperament as they come through the youth programmes and the reserves.
“I am always confident about their temperament, their attitude to the game and their enthusiasm to play.
“In terms of judging young players, I don’t think we’ve ever failed in that respect.”