“You know that the boss and the club are keen to give youth its chance and that gives the lads such a lift,” he told GQ magazine. “It goes back to the Busby Babes who did their stuff in the Fifties and that history is ingrained in the place. When you sign your scholarship you are taken around the club, you visit the museum, you are taught about the history and the young lads benefit from knowing what the place is about.”
Welbeck insists that he can deal with any pressure put on him at Manchester United and England though, claiming he is happy to go out there and just play his normal game.
“The youth is getting its chance and quality players are showing themselves to be up to it,” he continued. “I don’t think this crop will look back, and it is so exciting to be a part of it. There are always expectations and you have to deal with them. Don’t focus on them – just play your normal game and feel at home.”