Ryan Giggs ‘disappointed’ to see Danny Welbeck leave Man United
Manchester United number two Ryan Giggs is disappointed that Danny Welbeck left to join Arsenal
Ryan Giggs has admitted that he was disappointed to see Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United for Arsenal.
The 23-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Gunners on transfer deadline day after Arsenal agreed a £16m fee with United for the out-of-favour striker.
But Giggs insisted that the Red Devils want to bring through local talent at the 20-time English champions despite Welbeck’s sale.
“The club will never change. The history of the club is to play exciting football, always give youngsters a chance, and keep to the traditions of the club.
“OK, Danny (Welbeck) has left, which is obviously disappointing because you never want to see a homegrown player leave.
“But this is a manager who gave (Clarence) Seedorf his chance, gave (Patrick) Kluivert his chance, gave (Andres) Iniesta his chance, Xavi, Thomas Muller.
“He’s got a track record of giving young players a chance and (defender) Tyler Blackett has played every game so far this season.
“Underneath (Robin) Van Persie, (Wayne) Rooney, you have got (Adnan) Januzaj, you have got James Wilson.
“It will always happen. Players will leave but we have got to make sure that young players come through, because United fans demand it. And, as someone who has come through, I want to see that as well.
“I want to see young players coming through because fans always give young players a chance. If they make a mistake, fans don’t get on their backs.
“They always encourage them and that has been right through the history of Man United. We never want to lose that.”