The Mancunian striker had struggled to nail down a starting place in his preferred position during his time at United and, under Van Gaal, didn’t even make it as one of the starting wide players.
Welbeck had a few chances to score on Saturday but failed to pose any real threat to David de Gea’s goal. Oliver Giroud, Arsenal’s injured striker, was subbed on with over ten minutes to play and scored.
Here, Danny Welbeck did not play every match. He was not a line-up player; he was more substitute than line-up. With different coaches not a line-up player, then came Mr van Gaal and the world is changing? No, the world is not changing – the facts are not my facts, they’re the facts of Danny Welbeck. We have Van Persie and Wilson, and when you keep Welbeck, you don’t give any chances to youngsters. That’s also our philosophy, to give opportunities to youngsters. And then also we could buy Falcao. So (if) that is not enough reason, then I don’t know – I’m not a very good manager. For him it was a very good decision because as a line-up player he develops himself much more. If it was right for Manchester United is dependable on how they play, how they score and in what position we shall finish in the league.