Date: 19th May 2012 at 2:56pm
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The Wayne Rooney/Danny Welbeck strike partnership looks to be one that will benefit Manchester United andĀ England for years to come.

The two have seemingly struck up a level of understanding that makes them a nightmare for defences, and when in full flow the football can be a joy to watch.

Earlier in the season Sir Alex likened their partnership to that of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, lofty praise considering the brilliant work those two did together but it isn’t an exaggerated claim.

Cole and Yorke’s off field partnership aided their understanding of each other’s game and Welbeck has told The Sun that the fact Wayne Rooney has taken a shine to him makes working together a lot easier:

“I owe Wayne a lot. He has been a terrific friend and a brilliant help to me. We have really forged a great partnership.

“And he is amazing during a game. He never stops yapping in my ear, telling me, ‘Daniel this’ and ‘Daniel that’.

“Wayne’s funny like that, he calls me Daniel on the pitch, even though most people call me Danny. Yet off the pitch it’s Danny or Welbz. Don’t ask me why.

“I’m so lucky he wants me to do well and is always trying to advise what’s best for me. You can’t buy that sort of insight. He knows what it’s like as a young player coming through in the Premier League and with England.”


2 responses to ““I owe Wayne a lot.””

  1. Andrew says:

    The two of them did well as a partnership and Welbeck was one of the positives to come from last season. He is getting better and stronger and that will continue hopefully next season. He has a lot more to his game than Hernandez and isn’t just about goals. That being said, I’m still a big Hernandez fan.

    My only wonder is if we are going to change our formation next season. I can see us playing 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 next season more often. I still think Welbeck will play a lot next season, but it may be in a different role within these formations.

    He could also very much be the main striker in a lot of games, and then possibly Rooney playing behind. We are looking to sign Kagawa and, according to the media, we haven’t given up on Hazard. It would be a dream to see Welbeck leading the line, and then Hazard, Rooney and Kagawa playing behind as an attacking force.

    The formation change would see us focusing on getting technical attacking players like Kagawa and Hazard, rather than a new striker.

  2. ribcage91 says:

    Lucas Moura, folks…