Manchester United and England striker Danny Welbeck has admitted he needs to get more goals under his belt next season, according to the
Welbeck scored only two goals in his 40 club appearances in the campaign just ended, but scored three times for Roy Hodgson’s England. His small contribution to the United cause meant he was by some distance the lowest-scoring of United’s four forwards, trailing Robin van Persie’s 30 goals, the 18 nabbed by Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney’s haul of 16.
But part of the reason, Welbeck believes, is down to his versatility, as he was often deployed in a wide berth by Sir Alex Ferguson, while most of his international appearances have come as a central striker.
Welbeck said: “Overall, there have been improvements to my game and I have been more consistent. But I’ve been playing on the wing, which has inhibited my ability to get into goal-scoring positions.
“I’ve played up front for England, been away to tournaments and scored goals there, so I know once I get into those positions I will put the chances away. I’m also aware that knowing how to play in different positions and developing in different areas of the pitch and will only benefit me and the teams I play for.”
Even despite being shunted wide, Welbeck concedes he has to find more goals. “I’m happy to help the team out and it doesn’t really matter whether I’m playing on the wing or up front, I should have had a much better goal return,” he said.
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