United boss has subtle dig at Gunners’ new signing.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal remains firm that Danny Welbeck wouldn’t have got into his team on a regular basis this season as he defends his decision to let him join Arsenal.
According to the Daily Express, the Dutchman has not felt any regret about seeing Welbeck hitting some good form for his new club this season, while big-name summer signing Radamel Falcao has struggled at Old Trafford.
With Welbeck set to meet United for the first time as an opposition player this weekend, van Gaal insists he made the right decision in leaving to further his career.
“He could have [continued] playing for Manchester United,” he said, “but we decided that he could go and he has benefitted from it. I think that any player who is playing regularly in a team will always develop. He is now benefitting from playing every week. That was a question mark with Manchester United.
“It’s good to see he’s doing what I thought he would [at Arsenal]. I cannot judge him so well because I haven’t seen him play but now I shall see him I can judge him.”