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Wellbred Welbeck

Danny Welbeck’s inclusion may have raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday night but he did more than enough to justify his place in the starting XI. He scored our only goal of the game and was arguably our best player, alongside David de Gea.

Welbeck, who grew up in Longsight supporting United, said the key was not to be intimidated by the opposition or huge stadium.

“You come to the Bernabeu and it’s a magnificent stadium,” Welbeck said. “With all the names they’ve got we just knew we had to set out as if it was going to be another game. We came here to play the game, not the occasion, and no matter who we’re playing against we’re going to set out like Manchester United do and try to win the game.”

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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. andromeda says:

    This black gem will definitely become a future legend!!

    From his speech you can feel his passion and enthusiasm, more importantly his discipline as a united player.go Welbeck go..

  2. Polo327 says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that “Wellbred” has some nasty slavery connotations?

  3. andromeda says:


    I didn’t actually notice the word”Wellbred” that is genius.

  4. TeeJ says:


    Urgh, go back to reading your Daily Mail.

  5. AlphaRS says:

    Hello RoM,

    I don’t know about you boy but there were long periods of that game where I was very nervous as I felt as thought Real Madrid could score at any time. I haven’t felt like that in a while. At times it seemed as though the United defence was all over the place, but they and particularly DDG stood firm when all the questions were being asked.
    In regards to DDG clearance with his feet, I think he just wanted to get some distance on it rather than risking palming the ball back in to the danger zone. As per what our own Peter Schmeichel said, I challenge anybody to criticise that performance from DDG today.
    I couldn’t understand some of the refereeing decisions. Although Marca seem to think that the two major decisions of the game were apparently Jones pushing Di Maria over and the non corner which led to The Fresh Prince of Longsight scoring a brilliant header. I love you Danny Welbeck…! RVP and TV7 got booked for farting in Ramos direction. Varane brought down Evra and no red card. If that was the other way round you can bet your bottom Dollar the ref would have sent Evra off. The referee blew up early so no corner for United at the end of the game.
    United created a lot more chances than I thought they would and as Scott rightly pointed out the optimist would have hoped for a winner. With Giggs and RVP missing golden opportunities.
    Loved the way the United fans were singing “Sit down Mourinho” and I have to say the Real Madrid fans showed some class giving Giggs a standing ovation when he came on to the pitch. After watching the Mourinho documentry on ITV the other night I don’t think I mind him so much. In some ways I think I see him like SAF. He has this face he puts on to the media and outside world when privately he is nothing like that. I think he is just misunderstood. Coming from an unsuccessful football career, to a translator for Sir Bobby Robson and Louis Van Gaal, to a football manager. A football manager ridiculed by Barcelona fans for being just a translator. So I can understand his actions somewhat.
    Anyhow I was afraid that United might take a beating because we haven’t played a top side in Europe since Barcelona in 2011 but the look on Mourinho’s face in the post match interview said it all. He also said United played for a draw. Mr Mourinho Manchester United NEVER play for a draw. But in many respects the way we played could be said to be exactly the same way Mourinho has set his sides up at Porto, Chelsea, and Inter.
    I do wonder when United will play their own game though. It would be nice it United put Real Madrid on the back foot with sustained pressure at Old Trafford. Now that would really be impressive, but as it is SAF wants to play winning football, even if it does go slightly against the values of Manchester United. But at times, the ends justify the means.

  6. slim says:

    Dont give a scouse depraved rat what connoctation any one comes up wirh. The boy is turning into man, a footballers footballer. Simply outstanding work in spain.
    Made in Manchester suckers. Eat that shit up.

  7. slim says:

    As you can tell i’m a huge fan

  8. 0161-Jon says:

    is there a high res version of this shot anywhere?
    Or at least one large enough for a screensaver?
    Need it.

  9. Manc Harvin says:

    Danny Welbeck is the latest in a long line of home grown players produced by the youth set up at the club, but there’s always something special about a local lad making it at United. Like most kids growing up in Manchester, Welbeck was a United fan. He’ll have celebrated all of United’s triumphs in the 90s and suffered like all of us, on the occasions when things didn’t go our way.

    Given the chance, we’d all love to play for United, but very few get that chance. Welbeck did, and he must be bursting with pride every time he pulls on a United shirt. Can you begin to imagine what it must feel like for a fan to go on the pitch and score for United. Look at the sheer emotion and joy on Welbeck’s face as he runs with his arms outstretched after scoring.

    I can’t understand why people criticise him. He’s young, he’s learning about being a striker, and most importantly, he’s one of us.

  10. sam says:

    Its ridiculous how much his body language changes when he’s scored. That mental gap he has will hopefully be bridged with experience. What a player welbeck can be when he is in the mood, the Madrid backline didn’t know what hit them when he started running at them in the second half and he defended astutely from the front. Madrid will pay him a lot of care at OT. I wouldn’t swap our forward quartet with anyone. Great time to be a united fan, get behind the team.

  11. DreadedRed says:


    “well-bred” does NOT have any “nasty slavery connotations”

    Try switching your brain on before blurting malicious and baseless accusations. Idiot.

    well-bred : well brought up, polite, civil, mannerly, courteous, respectful, gentlemanly, genteel, aristocratic, blue-blooded, civil, urbane, refined, polished, cultured, gallant, well-behaved, considerate, courteous.

    If you are bred in Red Manchester, as Welbeck was, you are damn well bred.

  12. wayne says:

    Its up to Sir Alex to keep everyone happy 4 strikers that would all get into most teams,man management is one of the biggest attributes any manager can have.
    I look at Maureen and Bobby Manc who have both lost the plot this season when dealing with players to negative effects,Maureen the other night just looked like a prat

  13. Polo327 says:

    Woah, relax guys. I’m not trying to start any drama, I was simply trying to say that it rubbed me up the wrong way. If everyone else is fine with it then I have no complaints. No need for name calling.

  14. Polo327 says:

    I don’t live in England so sadly I can’t “go back to reading your Daily Mail”.

    I wasn’t making any accusations and I certainly didn’t intend any malice, obviously Scott, or whoever created the design, meant “wellbred” in the manner that you described. It’s just that when I hear the term (and I understand this may just be me) it sounds like something that would be used to describe a race horse, or back in the day a slave that was bred from good stock. Maybe it’s a cultural thing, but I’ve never heard the term used in a good way to describe a person. So while I know that it’s meant in the best possible way, I can’t help the scratching in the back of my head telling me it’s a bit non-PC.

  15. CroneKills says:

    Scott, by any chance do you happen to have this image of Welbeck in larger format? Looking for a new wallpaper on my pc. Thanks!

  16. bombay_devil says:

    Can’t understand Welbeck getting criticised. IMO, he does deserve some leeway if he’s from manchester, no? Not like he’ll need any if he keeps playing like this.

  17. WeAreUnited says:

    you see that, if Welbeck wouldnät’ have scored, the hype wouldn’t have been this big.

    We would have said, he did a great job. But as you can see it’s so important to get int othe scoring sheet cause that is sometimes what matter and make you a big player. And as you can see, Danny The Lad who is improving all the time did exacllty what was needed.


    exactlyt, his body language changed and he became our bets player for 100% and the one who wanted to do everything for the team. THAT*S WHAT IS ALL ABOUT!

    I myself, have always had HIGH HIGH expectations since the first goal he scored, and expecting hi mto become oru best player, and because him freezing and loosing his second spot, he did a bit looose confidence, but like you said his bodylanguage changed because he’s after all a player who needs GOALS and that’s why he got even better. That is the only thing I myself and many more are demanding, cause his all around game is amazing, and because of that we expect alot from him

    Cristiano Ronaldo at the age of 22 shined, and I put Danny Welbeck on the same bracket, because I see talent on him and expect even more from him! I hope his Ronaldo-mode is now ON.


  18. DreadedRed says:


    Thanks for your response. I am surprised that you’ve never heard the term used in a good way. I have never experienced the term used in a bad way. We live and learn from our fellow Red surfers, eh? I’m guessing that you’re from the States then? Are you suggesting that the quality stock slaves imported from Africa were contaminated by genes from their new pool in the US? A few generations of cross-breeding with their owners meant that the average slave was a bit wishy-washy?

    Nothing quite as exhilarating as a thoroughbred of good stock. Our well-bred Danny Welbeck stands up well in our stable of stallions. I’ll bet he’s a hit with the fillies too, even if he does have the odd mare.

  19. Polo327 says:


    I’m from South Africa.

    “even if he does have the odd mare.”, was laughing pretty loudly at that one. :)

  20. DreadedRed says:


    Hoe is jy, my vriend? Ek is ‘n soutpeel. Ek leef op die suid kus, sowat twintig kilometer van die Transkei. Klein wêreld, nê?


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