Young England forward will mature into a top-class attacker, believes Scot.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says that he is not worried at all by Danny Welbeck’s lack of goals for the Premier League champions this season, reports the Guardian.
The England international has been used in a whole variety of different attacking roles for the Red Devils this campaign, although the 22-year-old has still managed to start 26 top-flight matches for the club, and 39 in all competitions overall, this season.
However, his goal output has decreased significantly from the previous campaign, when Welbeck managed to find the back of the net on nine occasions in 30 Premier League contests, and 12 times in all competitions in 39 fixtures overall.
Whereas this time around as United have strolled towards a record 20th top-flight crown, and 13th Premier League title, the attacker has found it much harder to hit the back of net, doing so just once in the league all campaign long, while the player only has two goals to his name in all competitions for the club.
But his manager is not concerned, telling Inside United: “Last year he had 12 goals, this year he’s only got two, so that’s a big drop. But that drop doesn’t concern us because he still applies himself really well and still looks to score, still looks to get a chance and with that kind of courage he will eventually become a regular goalscorer.
“Maybe he doesn’t appreciate us moving him around in various positions and we’ve maybe overused that because he is young,” Ferguson said. “But his value to the club is there because I know he can do a job for me in any of those positions.
“It’s a fantastic asset when you have a player who is as adaptable as that. But I think he will find his role through the middle once he gets that maturity and gets into a more consistent way of scoring.”