Danny Welbeck has received a glowing review from Sir Alex Ferguson, following the striker playing an instrumental role in Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Spurs last night, as highlighted by BBC SPORT.
As well as opening the scoring for United just after the hour mark, Welbeck also teed-up team – mate Anderson for his side’s second with an audacious back-heel, which illuminated Old Trafford. This latest performance from Welbeck constitutes a continuation of the good form he has shown since returning to United after spending last season on loan at Sunderland, which Fergie has identified as a key part of the player’s development.
“Danny is still only 20 years of age and the lad has a great future. He has always had the ability but made slow progress because he had a bit of a knee growth problem, so we knew we had to wait for him. We put him on loan to Sunderland last season and that is when he became a man. He has grown up,” declared Fergie, as Welbeck continues to establish himself in United’s first team.
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DHL deal agreed.
The commercial power and global reach of Manchester United has been further enhanced following the club’s agreement, of a £40m sponsorship deal with DHL for their training kits and to enter a partnership with mobile telecommunications provider Beeline to cover Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, the Independent has revealed.
With respect to the DHL deal, although this does not cover United’s training gear for European games – the only time the media are guaranteed access to the club’s Carrington Training ground – the logistics company are paying approximately half the amount Aon do to have their name on the front of the shirts worn by the club’s players during games. United’s commercial director Richard Arnold claims the Red Devils ability to broker such a fruitful deal with DHL is reliant upon the club providing ‘the no.1 marketing platform for fantastic partners.’
Additionally the decision to entertain commercial dealings in Vietnam is based upon research revealing that 16 of the country’s 89m strong population are supporters of United, who are enthusiastic to have information about the club sent to their mobile phones, which Beeline are now responsible for doing. Subsequently this association with Vietnam has increased the likelihood of United’s visiting the destination on future pre-season tours.
Giggs expects tough time.
Despite being consigned to a place on the bench in the opening games of this season, Ryan Giggs has no immediate intentions to call time on his Manchester United career and will only consider doing so when he feels no longer capable of contributing to the success of the club, ESPN has reported.
Giggs has observed a clutch of young players, either signed by Sir Alex Ferguson or promoted by the manager from within the club, prosper for United in recent weeks but remains optimistic he has a role to play for the Red Devils, as they go in search of a 20th domestic title.
“I’m experienced enough to know that I am not going to start or even play in every game,” conceded Giggs before offering his honest agenda. “The thing I want to do is to be effective and contribute to the team. As soon as I stop doing that, I’ll finish.”