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Welbz: I’m a United fan, not just a United player

Danny Welbeck joined United when he was just a lad and has supported the club his whole life. He grew up playing football on his street with Wes and Reece Brown and always dreamed of one day playing for the club.

Whilst none of our players will be enjoying our position this season, Welbeck concedes it hurts him more than most.

“Yeah, I’m a local lad and a fan myself, not just a player in the team,” he told United Review. “It hurts. It hurts a lot when I see that United aren’t doing as well as we know we can. I feel that extra passion inside me and I want to do everything I can for my team, my team-mates and the club I support because Manchester United means so much.”

However, if there are any positives to this season, Welbeck is certainly one of them, having scored 6 goals in his past 6 games. Having played out of position on the wing last season, Welbeck has now crept in to the top ten scorers in the league this season, despite only starting 11 games.

“I always knew that if I had the opportunity to play up front that I would be getting into scoring positions more regularly and I would score goals,” he continued. “That’s what I’ve done since I was a kid. But, previously, I was playing on the wing and you’re not going to get into the same positions to score goals. I’ve seen people say, ‘Oh, he must have been working hard on his finishing in the last few weeks’, but that’s not the case. I’ve done what I’ve always done but I think it’s about opportunities. It’s difficult to get the chances from the wing. But, to be honest, I’d rather I had no goals against my name this season and we were top of the league. I’m just trying to do my best for the team.”

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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. Fletch™ says:

    Dat Guy Welbz! Savin our bacon this year, that’s sure!

    Ya baby, Danny’s a red!

  2. Fletch™ says:

    Ronaldo wins mens 2013 Ballon d’Or! FIFA Messi, Ribery runners up

  3. Tommy says:

    Always better to have a sprinkling of local lads in the team, it means more to them, Glad to see Danny getting the plaudits now

  4. UnitedFaithful says:

    Welbeck epitomizes what United is all about,talent blended with a fantastic attitude,as supporters we want nothing more than a player to live and breathe United like he does.Keep banging them in lad

    Congrats to Ronnie.Well deserved

  5. Marko Maric says:

    I must say that i admire his attitude that he play on the wing. I presonaly wouldnt. See what happend with Sturidge when he went to Liverpool and play striker position, he scores like crazy.


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