Date: 4th February 2013 at 11:08am
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Rooney is tipping Welbeck for the top

Whilst the goals may not be coming, Danny Welbeck’s performances this season have been praiseworthy.

The young attacker has just 1 United goal this season, but used in varying positions and having to contend with world class striker for playing time he has still managed to get him name in lights with some impressive showings.

Last week, Sir Alex spoke highly of the 22 year old and now Wayne Rooney has hailed his strike partner claiming he has been in a similar position during his career, but his overall contribution to the team means there is no concern amongst his team mates.

Rooney praised Welbeck, who was named England’s 2nd best player of 2012, infront of assembled press including ManUtd.Com and MUTV:

“We’re not too concerned about him not scoring too many this season. He’s a fantastic player who works hard and brings a lot of energy to the team.

“He hasn’t been playing up front a lot – he’s been playing out wide. He’s been doing a job for the team, which, as players, we’re all grateful for.

“Everyone labels Danny as a striker and I have had that at times when I have played in different positions. Someone will bring up the fact that I haven’t scored for eight games when I hadn’t played up front!

“Danny has been out wide a lot this season. He is a great player and his time will come when he gets that run up front. I am sure then he will score goals.”


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