Man United’s Danny Welbeck eyes centre-forward chance
Manchester United's Danny Welbeck eyes his chance to impress in a cente-forward role with Robin van Persie injured
Danny Welbeck says he is determined to seize his chance to impress Manchester United manager David Moyes in a centre-forward role.
The England international has been handed a chance to play in his favoured striker role as the 23-year-old deputises for injured Robin van Persie.
I am looking to score some goals for United while playing as a centre-forward
Welbeck scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday, and the United star revealed that he has a goal target in mind during his current first-team run.
“Obviously it is not my decision about where I play,” Welbeck said. “As I have said plenty of times before, I am happy to play for Manchester United in any of the attacking positions.
“Unfortunately, Robin has got injured, and I might have a chance up front so I am looking to score some goals for United while playing as a centre-forward.
“I want to score plenty more goals and I have got a figure in mind.”
Welbeck played in United’s weather-affected 2-0 victory over Stoke City on Wednesday night, and the Red Devils forward admitted the conditions were the worst that he’s experienced in his career.
“They were very difficult conditions. At one point, when I had the ball after it had started hail-stoning, I was actually running blind – I couldn’t see where I was going,” added Welbeck.
“I knew a defender was around me but I didn’t know how close he was or anything. The conditions were pretty difficult and probably the worst I have played in.
“As players we wanted to be out there and playing, but a lot of fans have come a long way and it was cold in the stands. On the pitch it was unplayable and you actually couldn’t see.
“Once we were in the changing rooms we agreed with the decision because it was very difficult to see.”