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Jonny Evans interviews Danny Welbeck

Jonny Evans: So, Danny, how pleased were you to get a nomination for PFA Young Player of the Year?

Danny Welbeck: I was obviously pretty pleased to be recognised by your peers as one of the best young players in the league. I don’t think I had one of my best seasons but it’s something I take in my stride and I’m looking to push on and do better.

JE: You’ve won your first Premier League title with United. How does that feel?

DW: It’s great. That feeling when the whistle went to get those three points after a fantastic performance against Aston Villa was a grerat night.

JE: Who is the most difficult defender to face in training..? Apart from myself.

DW: It’s hard to say because each defender has their own strengths and weaknesses. I couldn’t pick one, it’s too difficult.

JE: Do you think you’ve improved as a player since you’ve developed… that outrageous hairstyle?

DW: [laughs] Is that what the question is? Let me check that question again.

JE: It’s called a hi-top hairstyle.

DW: Do I think I’ve become a better player? I dunno.

JE: The aerodynamics aren’t working for you?

DW: I don’t think so, no. I don’t think it’s to do with the hair, no.

JE: Giving you a bit more balance?

DW: No, no. Not at all.

JE: We’ll move on. Why did you get the job of ballboy for the Liverpool vs Chelsea match at Anfield?

DW: I couldn’t help it. I needed to spy on the opponents. Spot their weaknesses first hand. I just had to be there and see it. Next time we play them you’ll see my strengths against their weaknesses.

Available to watch on the official website.

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  1. Whiteside says:

    Two great United lads.

  2. Singh7 says:

    The funny thing is that I honestly thought it was him , I mean look at the lad he’s wear what looks to be a shell suit a la 1990′s also got the kid n play high top so you can be forgiven for thinking its the 90′s but then I saw John C Reilys twin brother and realised it is in the present ……..

  3. Alansmith14mufc NigerianRed says:

    Lol great interview from the lads..

  4. santafereno says:

    Nice job! We need some more of this. Tongue in cheek does us all good.

  5. denton davey says:

    Anyone else see this :

    It’s all about writing – and re-writing – history.

    If Jo$e is telling the truth – “If” – then the fall-out between SAF and TheWayneBoy becomes more understandable: SAF was burning his bridges and “getting even”.

  6. King Eric says:

    Ha ballboy. Fucking quality.

    Singh. Good call pal regards John C Reilly’s twin. Ha.

  7. Redblood says:

    Good stuff

  8. Adam says:

    Mourinho said: “I knew that Ferguson was retiring many months ago.
    “I would have turned down every job in the world – the Manchester United job, everyone – for Chelsea.”

    I seriously doubt that. He took a few subtle stabs at Moyes already in his last interview.

  9. King Eric says:

    Fuck off Mourinho you cunt.

  10. Red Robin says:

    Off topic.

    Why we need Fabregas while we have Kagawa?

    Why we need Baines while we have Evra?

    Why we need Lewandowski while we have Chicharito?

    What we need is a central midfielder, with box to box ability like Keano, Ince. A proven winger, in case Nani want to leave. That’s all we need.

    Puzzling me those news on papers. But, Varella was never on the news, until we got him. Anyone remember we were linked with RVP, Buttner and Kagawa on newspapers before we got them last summer? I only remember little portions on the news that we gonna sign them. I remember a great portion of news that we gonna get Lucas Moura, Modric, Bale, Strootman. What’s the conclusion that we can draw here? Damn I hate summer.

  11. Red Robin says:

    LOL to Maurinho. Be careful ur nose is getting longer Jose. :D :D

  12. gd says:


  13. safichan says:

    If citeh go for Isco, that will be decent addition for them…that boy got 98% completion passes in the U21 euro…for those who say he gonna miss his home when he gone to citeh clearly dont understand spainish players had done so well in EPL…mata, david silva, our very own de gea, michu, fabregas and torres when at liverpool (at chelsea he already pass his prime)…

    We still dont have any clue what is our midfield going to be next season…and that is worring me alot…

  14. samuel - united WE stand says:

    I was watching japan yesterday and you help but mute the tv whenever martin keown speaks, the man has zero competency. Keisuke honda was poor, and although he does have decent quality, I think he looks ponderous and will need to sharp up his game if he wants a move to the PL, kagawa was the only player japan had who looked like he belonged at the highest level, he tried to ignite with some wonderful runs and passing but the players around him aren’t up to his level hence why he was starved of possession. I think he will hopefully improve and progress at united next season, I think he needs to be more authoritative and demand the ball because the lad has top quality.

  15. samuel - united WE stand says:

    On brazil, work in progress and their margin of victory doesn’t give any indication that they’ll win the world cup but a confident brazil on their home soil is still a threat.. Neymar does get a lot of hype, no doubt he has quality but all those flicks will get drowned out against top opposition in europe/champions league, probably suits la liga in which players go to ground quicker than a wardrobe thrown off a building, he has a lot to prove. I think oscar is a top top player though, only if fergie had taken a glance at him before moving to chelsea, frightenening at how good he could be, united’s south american scouts are good but they need to work harder.

  16. wayne says:

    The Neymar hype is fucking ridiculous,the fucking twat I was listening to wouldn’t fucking shut up was calling it a wonder goal blah blah blah every time the little cunt touched it he was coming,I had to mute the sound and at 2-0 deleted the game so don’t know what the final score was.Overhype is the problem with modern day society whether it’s a phone,band,game m/c or football etc etc .Maybe this little cunt is the next one I just haven’t seen it yet but these commentars need to shut their fucking mouths it’s unbearable

  17. Sam says:

    @ Wayne – Haha yeah ridiculous. He needs to prove himself in Europe first; Ronaldinho during is twillight years is dribbling through teams there week in week out. Won the Golden ball there this season.

  18. Whiteside says:

    In agreement with you Red Robin – United like to keep their transfer business under the radar. Not really worth touching the rags, just get behind whoever turns up in a United shirt.

  19. giggs11 says:

    @Red Robin – last year, a few months before the end of the season, the Kagawa deal was all over the place in the german press. Here in germany it was rather a question of when would it be announced

  20. Wakey says:

    Isco will struggle in the first year just like Mata and Silva did. The English style is a culture shock to these kind of players and it takes them time to adjust to the physical side that doesn’t happen in Spain. He will obviously show moments like these other two did but will go missing regularly during games and for many matches just Silva and Mata did (and the non spanish players like Hazard, Oscar and Kagawa did this season)

  21. Sparkz says:

    Mourinho will be looking to pick fights with Moyes this season. He can bluff all he wants but we all know he wanted the Utd job. And being overlooked for someone he feels is inferior would have really pissed him off.

  22. NBI Red Onion says:

    I think the lady Maureen doth protest too much, she tries to convince a lover she would have spurned that she would have been faithful, when the truth is known by all….she complimented to heaven not SAF but United…her intentions were clear, her heart was broken and her ego crushed as she was calmly denied the sup of fine wine like she did not exist and given again Chelseas poisoned chalice….

    Not even pre-season…SHUT UP MORHINO !

    @ wakey – I think Silva and Mata settled in pretty quick, Silva has faded a bit as playmaker and Isco may be the boot they think he needs.

  23. NBI Red Onion says:

    What ego Maureen never says in all his chatter, is that he was never offered the job or asked to be interviewed for it. He was never considered.

  24. NBI Red Onion says:

    Also, re him knowing about SAF retiring months ago -bullshit, even SAF’s staff did not know, not everyone at the Club knew, Sir Bobby did not know, Maureen only knew after SAF told everyone, which was a month ago, he should stop trying to be too clever, his comments after SAF announced retirement and before show he had no clue, he know SAF might retire, he wanted the job, he pitched for it and lost.

  25. NBI Red Onion says:

    Jornalists question to ask – “were you ever offered or invited to interview for United job” – N.O.

  26. Rukky says:

    Lol I like maureen, funny man.

  27. Dev says:

    Safichan -

    You’re confused. The player City signed with a chance of “getting homesick” is Jesus Navas. Not Disco

    Jesus Navas has had a well-known and publicised problem of being too far away from his hometown. Word is he’s overcome the problem, hence his transfer.

    Isco is by no means a done deal.

  28. Dev says:


    Fuck me, autocorrect.

  29. Dev says:

    …of not being able to be too far away from his hometown*

    Internet ate the rest of that comment. Apologises.

  30. King Eric says:

    Wayne. Don’t even get me started on that fag cunt Neymar. He’s a ponce. Wears tights to unveiling in a red hot Barcelona. Cares more about his hair than owt else. Also what’s with Neymar Jr on back of shirt now? Can’t do with the scrawny prick.

  31. Rukky says:

    Hahaha @dev, u were destined to make the typo. I luv d name, if he signs 4 shity then disco it is on rom. Lol quality mistake makes a legend

  32. wakey says:

    @NBI Red Onion

    Are you forgetting the constant ridicule that Silva got pre Christmas in his first season for how poor he was. He was a bit better after Christmas but it wasn’t until the second season.

    Mata did well in the first few weeks but then faded for much of the first season. His first season was generally better than Silva but he still had the same kind of issue but with a season behind him and a full pre season he was excellent last season.

    I do think Isco will be decent but I’m dairly sure it will pretty much be glimpses of potential next season


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