Man United’s Danny Welbeck looking forward to facing Daniel Sturridge
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck says he is looking forward to facing Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge at Anfield next week
Danny Welbeck says he is looking forward to facing Daniel Sturridge when Manchester United make the trip to Liverpool next Sunday.
The 22-year-old Red Devils forward has been a mainstay of the United side over the past 12 months, while also forcing his way into the Englnad set-up under Roy Hodgson.
Similarly, Sturridge has been impressive for Liverpool following his £12m switch from Chelsea in the January transfer window, scoring 12 goals in 17 top-flight appearances.
The pair are rated as England’s up-and-coming stars for the future, and Welbeck is relishing the chance to face bitter rivals Liverpool – and Sturridge.
“I was with Sturridge at a Nike event and we were speaking about our goals, so I’m looking forward to playing against him at Anfield,” Welbeck told United’s website.
“I can’t wait for the game. Ever since I’ve been at the club, coming through the under-9s to 15s, 16s, youth team and reserves; no matter what the situation is, it’s massive.
“Obviously we’ll want to go there and win but it’s going to be another intense game and I think the whole club is really looking forward to it.”
Welbeck also admitted United were disappointed not to beat Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday night.
“There was a bit of disappointment because we were at Old Trafford and we really want to be winning our home games,” he added.
“But in this league every point is hard to get. Their aim was to keep the goals out and they did that. It was a really tough match and both sides did well.
“It was just a shame that it came two games in – you’d rather it was played further into the season, when it would have been a bigger occasion.”