Man Utd’s Robin van Persie heaps praise on ‘brilliant’ Danny Welbeck

Manchester United's Robin van Persie praises Danny Welbeck after the striker's "brilliant" display in a win against Liverpool

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
danny welbeck
Danny Welbeck penned a four-year deal at Old Trafford in August Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

danny welbeck

Robin van Persie has heaped praise on Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck after the Red Devils sealed a 2-1 victory over bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Netherlands international has started alongside Javier Hernández or Wayne Rooney for most of the season, with Welbeck being utilised as an impact substitute by Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, Van Persie enjoyed combining with the 22-year-old against Liverpool, with Welbeck having a role in both of United’s goals.

The England striker was part of the build-up play that led to Van Persie’s opener before winning the free-kick which allowed the former Arsenal captain to tee up Nemanja Vidic.

“He [Welbeck] played really well,” Van Persie told United’s website.

“I think he was good in the combinations and played a big part in the build-up to the first goal, passing and moving to make space.

“A couple of times he got the ball when they made a mistake. I got it one or two times when they misplaced the ball.

“He has been brilliant. He is still young and has been really good in training, working his socks off. He is a very positive guy who wants and loves to play football. He did really well.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Rome Masters 2018
The Sport Review
Rome Masters 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Zverev to win No8 – and with it, No1 in the world
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2018: Can you guess how much each Arsenal player earns?
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Frank Lampard names Man United star who is driving Jose Mourinho crazy
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho replies to talk of Man United signing star sold by Sir Alex Ferguson
The Sport Review
William Gallas reacts to reports Mikel Arteta will become Arsenal manager