Ferguson delighted with progression of Welbeck

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed his delight with the way Danny Welbeck has performed this season and wants him to turn into an Old Trafford hero, Sky Sports reports. The England international grabbed the winner against Arsenal on Sunday and now has nine goals for the season.

The 21 year old spent last season on loan at Sunderland and impressed under former United captain Steve Bruce, which prompted Ferguson to include him in first team plans. Welbeck has repayed his manager’s faith with impressive performances and now faces a great chance of making the England side for Euro 2012 this summer. Ferguson is expected to start Welbeck against Liverpool on Saturday and with the England international’s form of four goals in his last six games, he could be United’s hero at Anfield.

Ferguson said: ‘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.’

United have a tradition of bringing through younger players and have Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and the two Da Silva twins impressing in the squad. The United manager is happy with the temperament of his current first-teamers, but is discontented with Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba. Both 18 year olds are nearing the end of their current deals at Old Trafford and United are looking to either sign them before March or let them go in the summer.

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