Man United boss Moyes delivers Welbeck injury update

David Moyes plays down fears over Danny Welbeck's fitness after the Manchester United suffers knee problem

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Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck Football.ua/Wikimedia

David Moyes has played down fears over Danny Welbeck’s fitness after the Manchester United striker suffered a knee problem against West Ham.

The England international was substituted in the second half of Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Hammers at Old Trafford after suffering a kick to the knee but has since returned to training.

And United boss Moyes, whose side travel to Hull City on Thursday, admitted his relief at learning that the 23-year-old has not suffered a serious injury.

“It’s only a kick to his knee,” said Moyes, who is currently without the injured Robin van Persie.

I think Danny’s a really good player, and I want him to become a really good goal-scorer

David Moyes

“I didn’t know exactly what it was after the game. He’d had a knee problem a few weeks ago, but this was a kick to it. He’s trained and we hope that he’s OK.

“My worry was, ‘is this the same knee that caused him a problem?’ But it was a kick right in the kneecap. It’s a contact injury, not anything to do with cartilage or anything else.”

The Scot added: “I think Danny’s a really good player, and I want him to become a really good goal-scorer. He’s got three in the last three games, so that’s a good record for him and he has to try to keep that level up.”

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