Whilst Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia are strong candidates for our player of the season, Wayne Rooney, who is surely in the running himself as our top scorer, has claimed that Danny Welbeck has had the best season.

“There are a few candidates for our player of the season, but I’d have to say Welbeck,” Rooney said. “To play so many games (34) for United in his first full season has been brilliant. There has been a lot of pressure on him but he has done really well and scored important goals. Danny has been brilliant and has spent a lot of time working on his finishing, which has paid off. He’s always a threat in the box, he’s quick and difficult to play against. He’ll become a great player, not just for United but England too.”

Welbeck has scored goals against Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham this season.

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