Danny Welbeck has yet again confirmed that his International career will be with England, not Ghana, because of his ties to Manchester and this country.

“I’ve been in Manchester all my life and I’m a Manc through and through,” he told United’s site. “I’ve played for England at all the youth levels up to the Under-21s and it just felt like progression to graduate to the seniors and, the other day, it happened as well.”

Welbeck has enjoyed a successful spell on loan to Steve Bruce’s Sunderland and is grateful to the former United skipper for the impact he’s had on his career.

“I’ve loved my time at Sunderland,” he continued. “It’s benefitted me so much as I’ve just gained invaluable experience playing week in, week out in the Premier League and mixing it with the big boys. I’ve learned so much and I’m hoping to improve again. Bruce been a big influence on my career this season and I thank him so much for that.”