Like Danny Welbeck did last season, Mame Biram Diouf scored on his home debut for Manchester United, in last week’s 3-0 win over Burnley.

Sir Alex Ferguson has now decided to keep him in the squad, whilst Welbeck, whose last performance was his fairly dreadful outing against Leeds, which lead to him being subbed before an hour played, has been shipped off to Preston on loan.

Darren Ferguson, Preston’s new manager, has spoken about the deal.

“Danny is a young lad who has played quite a few games for United this season,” Ferguson junior. “He’s got fantastic potential. I think it helped with United going out of the FA Cup – they wanted him to go out and get experience. He’ll come here and get games, and I’m sure he’ll show the right attitude because of where he’s come from.”


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