Danny Welbeck has spoken to Rabona Magazine about the day Sir Alex Ferguson told the team he would be retiring from his job as Manchester United manager.

I had a close relationship with him (Ferguson) and it was a sad day when he announced he was going to retire and leave us. It was a bit weird. You had to try and take it in a professional way. Stuff moves on and it was a difficult day but it was something that you don’t take for granted, knowing you’ve been coached by Sir Alex Ferguson.

A week earlier, United had travelled to the Emirates as champions and received a guard of honour. Welbeck is the only player in the Arsenal squad to have ever won the Premier League.