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Welbeck: England? I’m Like Any Manc Concentrating On United

After scoring a brilliant goal in his debut during our 5-0 battering of Stoke last season, Sir Alex Ferguson tipped Danny Welbeck for a big International future, as well as with United.

Welbeck scored our only goal in a 1-0 win over Wolves this week, where we played with ten men for an hour of the match, and says he’s more concerned with his United career than with England.

“I didn’t know Sir Alex had said that about England but it doesn’t drive me on,” said Welbeck. “It’s a great plus to hear it but I’m really just concentrating on Manchester United at the moment. I suppose I’m just like any other normal Manc boy, really. To be given the chance to play for United is a dream. I am always willing to go when asked. I need to carry on training hard and get more first-team chances. But that’s the aim of all the young boys here. We’re just looking forward to the next round now, so just play as many youngsters as possible, Fergie!”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Jack says:

    long live welbeck…quality player…he will make it here easy
    fergie was just on sky sports news saying foster will start he also said hargreaves will be ready for action in about 4 weeks

  2. wazza (Bezi) says:

    @King Eric, Park’s Dog : yeah some of them here started the shite about our midfield and it was after the Burnley game i remember. one was keanesmagichat who wanted to …. Carrick. so immature fans some of them are.

  3. RedDeviled Egg says:

    Off topic. But why in the hell is Fergie insisting on playing Foster??? I think it’s to cover his own ass for claiming how great Foster is.
    Kuszack desrves the spot…..3 weeks til VDS returns…hopefully that’s just a conservative estimate and he’s back in between the posts. I’m tired of seeing Foster make a total joke of himself every game

  4. John Ferry says:

    As stated earlier by someone, Welbeck reminds me a little of Thierry Henry. The future for United looks bright, we have a plethora of young talent up front and in the middle. The only concern is right now is Rio. Is he getting up there in age ? or does he just need more games ?

  5. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    RedDeviled Egg
    you seen the P.I.G. on wednesday
    his confidence is high and can be called on if needed anytime
    if foster is dropped now that will shatter his confidence

  6. Tufty says:

    Foster is a superb keeper and cant understand how anyone in the right mind would want Kuszack ahead of him.
    Kuszack is terrible at crosses, causes panic in the defence and has much worse kicking than Fosters, the only attribute he has, is that hes a decent shot stopper.
    Could you imagine Kuszack in amongst Stokes long balls and long throw ins, it would be disaster.
    Fosters performed decent in the games he has played and as for the goals he’s conceded, most of them have been the result of poor defending.
    Rio had a hand in all 3 City goals last week.

  7. RedDeviled Egg says:

    Could you imagine Foster against City???
    He’s a hack. He’s been it all season. Kuszack deserves a start.
    If Foster’s constant mistakes and fuck ups don’t cause panic and uneasiness for his defenders i don’t know what would.

    I guess gifting every team you play is a ‘decent’ set of performances for you.
    I don’t give a shit if it breaks his confidence. Live in the now. If you want to play you have to be the best. End of story. He’s screwed up so he needs to live with it.

  8. Tufty says:

    As stated, Fosters a decent keeper.
    Look at the gaos conceded against City and you can only partially blame Foster for the 1st one, which was poor defending by Rio. If you look at Ferdinands performane he played a part in all 3 goals we conceded.

    I take it either -
    A – You know nothing about football
    B- You have attended very few Utd games.
    C- You form your opinion from the gutter press

  9. RedDeviled Egg says:

    I regret to inform you that you may fall under all options that you have provided. I watch every single United game. Don’t question my football knowledge. You know nothing of me. I know Foster screws up big time.
    I take in all press that I can find that has to do with United. I think you’d agree that The Sun provides the most in depth and knowledgable articles that are written based solely on documented facts.(I hope you understand sarcasm) You obviously take this blog too seriously if you’re throwing personal insults at me within your second response to my posts
    I know Rio was definitely primarily to blame for for the 3rd goal. I haven’t denied that.
    If you blame anyone other than Foster for the first one you are completely blind. That mistake was nobody’s fault but his. Admit it. He’s prone to mistakes.
    Kuszack is a decent keeper too. Why can’t he get a chance to prove himself??

  10. Drew Vader says:

    Egg — PIG has had his chances, and he hasn’t exactly been Buffon either. Fergie is still pissed at him for gifting Blackburn a goal and ending our scoreless record.

    Fuck me I agree with Tufty…. Please forgive me lads!

  11. King Eric says:

    Got to agree with Tufty about the keeper situation. If people think Ben will flap at crosses and long throws at the Brittania what do they think PIG will do? Awful at crosses. Roll on Edwin’s return!

  12. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    RedDeviled Egg football knowledge > tuftys football knowledge

  13. RedDeviled Egg says:

    GHTT thanks mate! Been loving your posts all season!

  14. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    they are few and far between these days and to tell ya the truth i mostly just copy and paste stuff from other people on redcafe
    nah im only messing i love football banter been in it or listen to it
    its one of the main things that comes with been a football fan
    but there is 2 types of football banter and thats when the people know what the fuck they are talking about or when the tuftys of this world come along with the no no no everybody is wrong im right
    thats why when its talk about how to make a good cake or something i dont care about i know who i wanna read on this
    micheal realmadrischampions2008 tufty
    it just gets boring
    if scott did a post that simply said Giggs is great
    some people would just slate him cause he’s old
    or when was the last time he scored a goal like he did against coventry

  15. King Eric says:

    Tufty – Not sure Rio was at fault for the first goal. Contrary to what has been written on here it wasn’t a pass back but a wayward ball from Lescott and Foster should have just banged it in to row z. Still think Foster should start tomorrow though.

  16. Tufty says:

    So Rio played no part in Fosters error for Citys first?
    Of all the goals we have conceded this season, thats about the only one you can partly blame Foster for.
    3 seasons back, end of 2006/2007 and at the start of the 2007/2008 season, there were enough people calling for VDS to be dropped or step down based on a few errors.

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  18. manutdchampions2008 says:

    welbeck I can see developing into another ashley young, great on both wings and good through the middle he seems to be a simuler type of player yo young, welbeck has far to his game than lets say macheda who seems to be living off those 2 strikes against villa and sunderland who has so much to do beore he makes it at united.

  19. manutdchampions2008 says:

    RedDeviled Egg
    gve me foster any day of the week than kuszszec who seems to be woeful at domminating his area, but despite if some rate foster doesnt it feel like we are going down this road again like we had in the 04/05 season with howord and carrol.

  20. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    good god no

  21. willierednut says:

    Good goal, bad celebration.


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