“People will always talk about the link between the Gaffer and his son, but I have just come here to play my football and I am hoping to give 100 per cent for Preston North End,” said Welbeck. “I have been looking at the history of the Club and Manchester United and Preston North End link well together and I am looking forward to playing for the club. I am looking forward to playing up front as a striker, because back at United I was out on the wings a lot and that is not my preferred position; playing as a striker at Preston is going to improve me and off the pitch as a person it will develop me. I’m a player that wants to score goals and wants to play the game in the right way. I have been at United since I was nine, so it is a bit different coming away, but it only going to make me stronger and a better player and I am looking forward to it.”
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