Danny Welbeck

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck 20120611.jpg
Welbeck with England at UEFA Euro 2012
Personal information
Full name Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Longsight, Manchester, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 23
Youth career
2001–2008 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Manchester United 92 (20)
2010 Preston North End (loan) 8 (2)
2010–2011 Sunderland (loan) 26 (6)
2014– Arsenal 36 (8)
National team
2006–2007 England U17 11 (2)
2007–2008 England U18 2 (2)
2008–2009 England U19 8 (2)
2009–2011 England U21 14 (5)
2011– England 34 (14)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:07, 8 May 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:27, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah "Danny" Welbeck (born 26 November 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team. He primarily plays as a forward but can also play as a winger.

Welbeck made his way through the youth teams at Manchester United before making his senior debut in 2008 and scoring in the process. He was with United when they won the 2008–09 Football League Cup and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup before being sent on loan to Preston North End and more recently Sunderland. From the 2011–12 season, Welbeck was a regular figure in the Manchester United first team. He transferred to Arsenal in September 2014 for a £16 million fee.

He made his senior England debut in March 2011 in a 1–1 friendly draw against Ghana, the homeland of both of his parents. He scored his first senior international goal on 2 June 2012, the only goal in a friendly victory over Belgium. Welbeck has gone on to represent England at UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, earning over 30 caps.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Longsight, Manchester,[3] to Ghanaian parents,[4] Welbeck was first spotted by Manchester United as a six-year-old.[5] At eight years old, he impressed with local side Fletcher Moss, and was finally picked up by the Manchester United youth academy.[6] He joined United during the 2005–06 season, making his debut for the club's Under-18 side on 8 April 2006 in a league match against Sunderland.[7] He then came on as a substitute in the next game, before being named as an unused substitute in the team's last two games of the season.[7] The following season, he made a further 28 appearances for the Under-18s, scoring nine goals, including eight appearances and one goal in the FA Youth Cup, in which he helped the team to reach the final, despite being two years younger than some of the other players.[7] He was not handicapped despite suffering from Osgood–Schlatter disease,[8] and was making rapid progress, despite his pneumonia.[citation needed]

Welbeck signed his first trainee contract in July 2007, and started the 2007–08 season in the Under-18 side, but was quickly promoted to the reserve team, making a number of substitute appearances.[citation needed] Then, in January 2008, he was called up to the first team for the trip to Saudi Arabia to play Al-Hilal in Sami Al-Jaber's testimonial match.[citation needed] Welbeck made his debut in that game on 21 January 2008, coming on as a 65th-minute substitute for Anderson. Welbeck had the chance to snatch a draw for United when he was brought down in the penalty area in the final minute, but he put the penalty kick over the bar.[9]

He joined the first-team squad partway through the 2007–08 season,[10] and made his competitive debut for the Manchester United first team on 23 September 2008, starting up front in a 3–1 home win against Middlesbrough in the League Cup Third Round.[11] Welbeck's Premier League debut was made on 15 November 2008, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Park Ji-sung against Stoke City. He marked his debut with a curling 30-yard strike into the top right corner for United's fourth goal in a 5–0 win.[12]

On 23 September 2009, Welbeck scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season, the only one of the game in the League Cup Third Round against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[13] Welbeck made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1–0 home defeat to Beşiktaş in November 2009.[14] The following month he signed a new contract, keeping him at Manchester United until 2013.[15]

Preston North End (loan)[edit]

On 25 January 2010, Welbeck became Alex Ferguson's son Darren Ferguson's first signing as Preston North End manager since he took charge earlier in the month, signing on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.[16] As part of his recovery, he took part in a training session at Manchester United's training ground, but his knee swelled up again.[17] The injury required surgery and Welbeck's loan was cut short on 16 March so that he could return to Manchester United for the operation.[18]

Sunderland (loan)[edit]

Welbeck with Sunderland in 2011

On 12 August 2010, Welbeck became Steve Bruce's eighth summer signing after Sunderland signed the United striker on loan for the duration of the 2010–11 season.[19] His debut for Sunderland came on 14 August as an 83rd-minute substitute for Darren Bent in a 2–2 home draw against Birmingham City.[20] On 14 November, Welbeck scored his first Sunderland goal as he completed the scoring in a 3–0 away victory over Chelsea, rounding off what was described as an "impressive individual performance".[21] Eight days later, Welbeck scored his first home goals for Sunderland, striking twice in a 2–2 draw with Everton.[22]

Welbeck scored the only goal as Sunderland beat Bolton Wanderers on 18 December 2010,[23] and also scored on 1 January 2011 as Sunderland defeated Blackburn Rovers 3–0.[24] His form for Sunderland prompted widespread calls for an England call up, but on 5 January, he picked up a hamstring injury in a victory at Aston Villa, ruling him out for eight weeks.[25] He made his return on 5 March 2011, in a 0–0 draw away to Arsenal, coming on as a substitute for Steed Malbranque in the 68th minute; he almost scored a late goal that would have won the game for Sunderland in the 83rd minute, but his shot was saved by Wojciech Szczęsny.[26] He picked up an injury in the 4–2 home win over Wigan Athletic on 23 April, and he returned to Manchester United for treatment for the remainder of the season.[27]

Manchester United[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Welbeck was given a starting berth in the 2011 FA Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium on 7 August 2011.[28] United won the game 3–2, having trailed rivals Manchester City 2–0 at half time.[29] He started alongside Wayne Rooney in the first league game of the 2011–12 Premier League season away to West Bromwich Albion; he was substituted in the 65th minute, to be replaced by Dimitar Berbatov.[30] On 22 August, Welbeck scored the opening goal of the match against Tottenham Hotspur, heading in a cross from Tom Cleverley from nine yards to score in the 61st minute. He then provided an assist for Anderson in the 76th minute to make the score 2–0 before being substituted. The match ended in a 3–0 win for United.[31] Welbeck opened the scoring in an eventual 8–2 win over Arsenal. From outside the box, Anderson chipped the ball into Welbeck and he headed it over Wojciech Szczęsny.[32] However, Welbeck had to leave the field early with a pulled hamstring which, consequently, ruled him out for several weeks.[33]

Welbeck scored twice in a Champions League group match against Basel on 27 September; the game ended 3–3.[34] Welbeck scored again in the next game, a 2–0 home win over Norwich City, after coming on as a second-half substitute. He exchanged passes with Park Ji-sung before sweeping low into the bottom corner to seal the win.[35] On 21 December 2011, Welbeck opened the scoring at Craven Cottage in a 5–0 win against Fulham. He met Nani's cross and steered the ball in with his left foot.[36] On 8 January 2012, Welbeck scored the second goal in a 3–2 away victory against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium in the FA Cup third round. Patrice Evra made a half-cleared cross, which Welbeck volleyed into Costel Pantilimon's bottom corner.[37] On 14 January, it was reported that Welbeck would sign a long-term contract at Old Trafford.[38] On 22 January, Welbeck scored the winning goal in the 81st minute in a 2–1 away victory at the Emirates Stadium over Arsenal—his third goal in three games.[39] His impressive performances throughout the 2011–12 campaign earned him a place on the shortlist for the 2012 PFA Young Player of the Year Award, which was won by Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker.[40]

2012–13 season[edit]

Welbeck (left) playing for Manchester United in 2013

Welbeck started the first match of the season against Everton on 20 August 2012, which ended 1–0 to the Toffees. He was substituted for the club's new signing, Robin van Persie.[41] On 22 August 2012, Welbeck signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United stating that playing for Manchester United is all he ever wanted.[42] He scored his first goal of the season on 20 October, in a 4–2 win at home to Stoke City.[43] On 13 February 2013, Welbeck scored a vital goal in a 1–1 draw against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, heading in from a Wayne Rooney corner, his first goal in almost four months.[44] Welbeck's goal made him the first Englishman to score for a Premier League team at the Bernabéu since Leeds United's Alan Smith in 2001.[45] The England striker ended the season with a total of two goals in 40 appearances.[46]

2013–14 season[edit]

Welbeck scored on the opening day of the season, scoring twice in a 4–1 win against Swansea City in new manager David Moyes' first league game as Manchester United manager.[47] On 2 October 2013, he scored his only UEFA Champions League goal of the season in a 1–1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena.[48]

Between December 2013 and January 2014, Welbeck scored six goals in six Premier League matches.[49] On 15 December, he scored twice in a 3–0 win against Aston Villa at Villa Park.[50] On 21 December, he scored his first goal at Old Trafford since October 2012 in a 3–1 win over West Ham United.[51] On 28 December, he scored the only goal in United's win at Norwich City.[52] He then scored in home matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City in January 2014.[53]

On 9 March, Welbeck scored his tenth goal of the season in a 3–0 win at West Bromwich Albion.[54] At the end of the season, Welbeck declared his intention to leave United to play as a striker elsewhere after what he described as his unhappiest season, stating: "I've been playing on the left for a while and it’s got to the time when I want to stake a place up front".[55][56]

Arsenal[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

Welbeck playing for Arsenal in 2014

On 2 September 2014, in the late hours of deadline day, Welbeck joined Arsenal on a "long-term deal" for a £16 million fee.[57] Stating the reason for his departure to a direct rival, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said "Welbeck doesn't have the record of Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney. We let him go because of Falcao, but also to allow the youngsters to fit in. That is the policy. That is why I am here." Welbeck left Manchester United making a total of 142 appearances, scoring 29 goals.[58]

Welbeck made his Arsenal debut against the previous season's champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in a 2–2 draw on 13 September.[59] Following his first two games for Arsenal, manager Arsène Wenger urged fans to be patient, saying: "Danny will improve—we don't have to make a problem of that. We have to be patient with him".[60] Welbeck scored his first Arsenal goal against Aston Villa in a 3–0 win on 20 September, and also set up a goal for Mesut Özil.[61] On 1 October, he scored a UEFA Champions League hat-trick—the first treble of his professional career—against Galatasaray in a 4–1 victory.[62]

On 9 March 2015, Welbeck scored the winning goal to knock out his former team, Manchester United, in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.[63] The following month, he was ruled out for the rest of the campaign with injury,[64] missing the Gunners' victory in the 2015 FA Cup Final.

2015–16 season[edit]

Welbeck missed the opening weeks of his second season at Arsenal through injury, with it being announced that he would be out until Christmas with a knee injury.[64] Around the time that he was expected to return, it was instead confirmed that he would be out until February 2016 at the earliest.[65] Welbeck made his return on 14 February 2016 in a 2–1 win over league-leaders Leicester City as an 83rd-minute substitute, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. He announced his return by heading in an injury time winner from a Mesut Özil free-kick.[66][67] Welbeck scored in his first Premier League start of the season, Arsenal's first in a 3–2 defeat at former side Manchester United.[68]

Welbeck then scored in consecutive domestic games, a 2–1 home defeat in the FA Cup against Watford,[69] then in a 2–0 win at Everton, ending a run of three games of without a league win.[70] In May, Welbeck sustained another knee injury in a 2–2 draw with Manchester City from which it was estimated he would miss between three and five months of football, thereby ending any chance he had of making England's UEFA Euro 2016 squad.[71] It was subsequently announced that he would be out of action for nine months.[72]

International career[edit]

England youth squads[edit]

Welbeck made his England under-16s debut as a 14-year-old in October 2005 against Wales in the Victory Shield, which England won that year.[citation needed] He then progressed to the England Under-17s team, scoring the decider in a qualifying game against Serbia, to help his team progress to the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[citation needed] The tournament saw England finish as runners-up to Spain, which secured the team a place in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Soth Korea.[citation needed] There, Welbeck scored two goals against New Zealand, helping Scotland to reach the quarter-finals in their first involvement in the tournament.[citation needed] Welbeck was originally intended to be a squad member for England's European Under-19 Championship campaign in July 2008, but was forced to withdraw.[citation needed] He eventually made his debut for the Under-19s on 9 September 2008, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 win over the Netherlands.[citation needed]

Welbeck made his England under-21 debut on 10 February 2009, in the 3–2 loss to Ecuador, coming on for Adam Johnson.[73] He followed this up with another substitute appearance in a 2–0 home defeat to France on 31 March.[74] He was then named in Stuart Pearce's original 23-man squad for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Sweden on 27 May,[75] but he had to pull out of the squad on 31 May, due to an injury.[76] On 7 September 2010, Welbeck scored his first two goals for the England under-21 team in a 3–0 win over Lithuania.[77] He scored his third under-21 goal in a 4–0 away victory over Denmark on 24 March 2011.[78] Welbeck then started the first game of England's campaign at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship against Spain.[citation needed] Welbeck scored an 88th-minute equaliser as England began the tournament with a 1–1 draw.[citation needed]

England senior team[edit]

Welbeck (left) playing for England at UEFA Euro 2012

On 18 November 2008, it was reported that the Ghana Football Association was keeping tabs on Welbeck, with a view to him representing the Ghana national team in the future.[4] On 29 March 2011, Welbeck was called up to the England squad, for their friendly fixture against Ghana.[79] Welbeck replaced Ashley Young in the 81st minute of a 1–1 draw with Ghana at Wembley Stadium.[80]

He played in England's deciding UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on 7 October 2011, coming on as a substitute for Theo Walcott in the second half.[81] On 29 May 2012, Welbeck was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Roy Hodgson's England squad for UEFA Euro 2012. On 2 June 2012, he scored his first goal for England in a 1–0 win against Belgium, with a chip over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after collecting a through ball from his Manchester United team-mate Ashley Young.[82] On 15 June 2012, Welbeck scored a backheeled winning goal in the 79th minute as England beat Sweden 3–2 in UEFA Euro 2012 in Kiev.[83]

Welbeck scored four goals in England's qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, braces in two home matches: a 5–0 win over San Marino on 12 October 2012[84] and a 4–0 victory against Moldova on 6 September 2013,[85] He was called up for the final squad for the tournament.[86] and started in England's opening 2–1 defeat to Italy before being substituted for Ross Barkley after 61 minutes.[87] Welbeck also played England's second group game, a loss by the same score to Uruguay in which he was substituted for Adam Lallana for the last 19 minutes.[88]

On 8 September 2014, in England's first match of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, Welbeck scored both goals in a 2–0 victory away to Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park, Basel.[89] He then scored in matches against San Marino, Slovenia and Lithuania to make him the top goalscorer in the qualifying phase with six goals from five matches.[90]

Playing style[edit]

Due to his height, running style, and ethnicity, Welbeck has been compared to former Arsenal strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Nwankwo Kanu,[91][92] but styled his game on another former Arsenal forward, his boyhood hero Thierry Henry.[93]

He has also been known for his work-rate and has been described as strong, quick, and very good in the air.[94]

Critics have acknowledged the strength in Welbeck's style of play such as his work-rate, pace and intelligence in following tactical command, especially after his performance in both of Manchester United's Champions League knock-out stage matches against Real Madrid in 2013.[95] Welbeck has been praised as a big-game player.[96][97][98]

Under former England manager Roy Hodgson, who favoured the 4–3–3 formation,[99][100] Welbeck's ability in supporting the attack, pressing the midfield and holding up the ball fitted into the system.[101][102]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 8 May 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2007–08[103] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[104] Premier League 3 1 5 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
2009–10[105] Premier League 5 0 1 0 3 2 2[a] 0 0 0 11 2
2011–12[106] Premier League 30 9 2 1 1 0 5[b] 2 1[c] 0 39 12
2012–13[107] Premier League 27 1 4 0 2 0 7[a] 1 40 2
2013–14[108] Premier League 25 9 1 0 4 0 5[a] 1 1[c] 0 36 10
2014–15[109] Premier League 2 0 1 0 3 0
Total 92 20 13 3 16 2 19 4 2 0 142 29
Preston North End (loan) 2009–10[105] Championship 8 2 8 2
Sunderland (loan) 2010–11[110] Premier League 26 6 0 0 2 0 28 6
Arsenal 2014–15[109] Premier League 25 4 3 1 6[a] 3 34 8
2015–16[111] Premier League 11 4 2 1 0 0 2[a] 0 0 0 15 5
2016–17[112] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 36 8 5 2 0 0 8 3 0 0 49 13
Career total 162 36 18 5 18 2 27 7 2 0 227 50
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Two appearances and two goals in UEFA Champions League, three appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b Appearance in FA Community Shield

International[edit]

As of match played 26 March 2016[113]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
!National team Year Apps Goals
England 2011 3 0
2012 11 5
2013 6 3
2014 12 5
2015 1 1
2016 1 0
Total 34 14

International goals[edit]

As of match played 26 March 2016. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Welbeck goal.[113]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 2 June 2012 Wembley Stadium, London, England 5  Belgium 1–0 1–0 Friendly [82]
2 15 June 2012 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine 7  Sweden 3–2 3–2 UEFA Euro 2012 [83]
3 12 October 2012 Wembley Stadium, London, England 12  San Marino 2–0 5–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [84]
4 4–0
5 14 November 2012 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden 14  Sweden 1–1 2–4 Friendly [114]
6 14 August 2013 Wembley Stadium, London, England 17  Scotland 2–2 3–2 Friendly [115]
7 6 September 2013 Wembley Stadium, London, England 18  Moldova 3–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [85]
8 4–0
9 8 September 2014 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland 28   Switzerland 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification [89]
10 2–0
11 9 October 2014 Wembley Stadium, London, England 29  San Marino 3–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification [116]
12 15 November 2014 Wembley Stadium, London, England 31  Slovenia 2–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification [117]
13 3–1
14 27 March 2015 Wembley Stadium, London, England 33  Lithuania 2–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification [118]

Honours[edit]

Manchester United

Arsenal

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 431. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Danny Welbeck". Premier League. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Bernstein, Joe (22 October 2011). "With 21 nationalities at the ready there is only one local hero in Manchester". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Thompson, Gemma (20 November 2008). "Papers: Credit to Cole". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 20 November 2008. 
  5. ^ Kelso, Paul (15 December 2011). "Manchester United's Brian McClair insists new academy rules are essential to help England catch up with rivals". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Bernstein, Joe (24 March 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: My dad didn't have the heart to tell me I was rejected by City, says Welbeck". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Daniel Welbeck". redStat. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Bostock, Adam (22 August 2011). "Welbeck hails coaches". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Coppack, Nick (21 January 2008). "Report: Al Hilal 3 United 2". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 27 January 2008. 
  10. ^ Bartram, Steve (25 January 2008). "Welbeck set for step up". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 26 January 2008. 
  11. ^ "Man Utd 3–1 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  12. ^ Barder, Russell (15 November 2008). "Man Utd 5–0 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 November 2008. 
  13. ^ Lyon, Sam (23 September 2009). "Man Utd 1–0 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 September 2009. 
  14. ^ McNulty, Phil (25 November 2009). "Man Utd 0–1 Besiktas". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  15. ^ "Danny Welbeck signs new Manchester United contract". BBC Sport. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  16. ^ "Preston sign Manchester United's Danny Welbeck on loan". BBC Sport. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Preston suffer Danny Welbeck Manchester United blow". BBC Sport. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "Welbeck Blow". Preston North End F.C. 16 March 2010. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  19. ^ "Danny Welbeck secures Sunderland loan switch". BBC Sport. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  20. ^ Whyatt, Chris (14 August 2010). "Sunderland 2–2 Birmingham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  21. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (14 November 2010). "Chelsea 0–3 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  22. ^ Barbuti, Jon (22 November 2010). "Sunderland 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  23. ^ McKenzie, Andrew (18 December 2010). "Sunderland 1–0 Bolton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  24. ^ Henson, Mike (1 January 2011). "Sunderland 3–0 Blackburn". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  25. ^ "Sunderland striker Danny Welbeck out after surgery". BBC Sport. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  26. ^ Ornstein, David (5 March 2011). "Arsenal 0–0 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  27. ^ "Sunderland suffer Asamoah Gyan and Welbeck injury blow". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "Manchester City 2–3 Manchester United". BBC Sport. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  29. ^ "Community Shield match report". Manchester United F.C. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  30. ^ "West Brom 1–2 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  31. ^ "Man Utd 3–0 Tottenham". BBC Sport. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  32. ^ "Man Utd 8–2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  33. ^ "Manchester United's Danny Welbeck set for injury lay-off". BBC Sport. 28 August 2011. 
  34. ^ "Manchester United 3–3 Basel". BBC Sport. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  35. ^ "Manchester United 2-0 Norwich City". BBC Sport. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  36. ^ "Fulham 0–5 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  37. ^ "Man City 2–3 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  38. ^ "Welbeck agrees United deal". Sky Sports. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  39. ^ "Arsenal 1–2 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  40. ^ "Spurs defender Kyle Walker wins PFA Young Player award". BBC Sport. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  41. ^ "Everton 1–0 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  42. ^ "Danny Welbeck says playing for Manchester United 'all he ever wanted to do' after signing new four-year deal". The Daily Telegraph. London. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  43. ^ "Manchester United 4–2 Stoke". BBC Sport. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  44. ^ "Real Madrid 1–1 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  45. ^ Samuel, Martin (14 February 2013). "Real Madrid 1 Manchester United 1: It just had to be him! Ronaldo's leaping leveller leaves last 16 clash hanging in the balance". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  46. ^ "Danny Welbeck". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  47. ^ "Swansea 1–4 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  48. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk 1–1 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  49. ^ "Manchester United's Danny Welbeck up front about where he is best". Daily Express. London. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  50. ^ James, Stuart (15 December 2013). "Manchester United's Danny Welbeck gets show back on the road at Villa". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  51. ^ "Man Utd 3–1 West Ham". BBC Sport. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  52. ^ "Norwich 0–1 Man United". BBC Sport. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  53. ^ "Welbeck makes it six goals in six games as United beat Swans". The Football Association. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  54. ^ "West Brom 0–3 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  55. ^ Taylor, Daniel (25 May 2014). "Danny Welbeck seeking Manchester United exit despite Van Gaal new era". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  56. ^ "Welbeck frustrated by wide role at Man United". FourFourTwo. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  57. ^ "Danny Welbeck: Arsenal sign Man Utd forward in £16m deal". BBC Sport. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  58. ^ Smith, Ben (11 September 2014). "Danny Welbeck: Louis van Gaal says striker did not score enough". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  59. ^ McNulty, Phil (13 September 2014). "Arsenal 2–2 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  60. ^ "Arsenal "have to be patient" with Danny Welbeck". BBC Sport. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  61. ^ Wilson, Paul (20 September 2014). "Mesut Özil and Danny Welbeck answer critics as Arsenal tame Aston Villa". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  62. ^ Hytner, David (1 October 2014). "Danny Welbeck hat-trick sparks Arsenal fireworks in rout of Galatasaray". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  63. ^ McNulty, Phil (9 March 2015). "Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  64. ^ a b Ornstein, David (3 September 2015). "Arsenal striker out until Christmas with knee injury". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  65. ^ Gaughan, Jack (19 December 2015). "Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck ruled out of action until February after injury setback". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  66. ^ McNulty, Phil (14 February 2016). "Arsenal 2–1 Leicester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  67. ^ James, Josh (14 February 2016). "Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  68. ^ Jurejko, Jonathan (28 February 2016). "Manchester United 3–2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  69. ^ McNulty, Phil (13 March 2016). "Arsenal 1–2 Watford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  70. ^ Davis, Matt (19 March 2016). "Everton 0–2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  71. ^ Wheatley, Chris. "Welbeck set for 'three to five months' on the sidelines". Goal. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  72. ^ "Danny Welbeck: Arsenal striker ruled out for nine months". BBC. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  73. ^ Bradbury, Jamie (10 February 2009). "Comeback defeats Lions". The Football Association. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  74. ^ Bradbury, Jamie (31 March 2009). "England slip to French defeat". The Football Association. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  75. ^ "Pearce names squad for Euro 2009". The Football Association. 27 May 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2009. [dead link]
  76. ^ "Taylor and Welbeck ruled out of U21 Euros". The Football Association. 31 May 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2009. [dead link]
  77. ^ Bradbury, Jamie (7 September 2010). "Under-21s' Euro hopes live on". The Football Association. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  78. ^ Bradbury, Jamie (24 March 2011). "Victory in Viborg". The Football Association. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  79. ^ "Welbeck Called Up". The Football Association. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  80. ^ McNulty, Phil (29 March 2011). "England 1–1 Ghana". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  81. ^ "England squad for Montenegro clash". The Football Association. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  82. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (2 June 2012). "England 1–0 Belgium". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  83. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (15 June 2012). "Sweden 2–3 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  84. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (12 October 2012). "England 5–0 San Marino". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  85. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (6 September 2013). "England 4–0 Moldova". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  86. ^ "England World Cup squad 2014: Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling called up". The Guardian. London. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  87. ^ McNulty, Phil (25 August 2014). "Italy 2–1 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  88. ^ McNulty, Phil (19 June 2014). "Uruguay 2–1 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  89. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (8 September 2014). "Switzerland 0–2 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  90. ^ "Danny Welbeck becomes leading goalscorer in Euro 2016 qualifying after England strike against Lithuania". Metro. London. 28 March 2015. 
  91. ^ Herbert, Ian (28 February 2009). "Welbeck the pick of United's latest crop". The Independent. London. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  92. ^ "Danny Welbeck Profile". ESPN FC. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  93. ^ "Prodigious United Talent Hails Arsenal Legend". Sport.co.uk. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  94. ^ Mathieson, Stuart (23 January 2008). "Welbeck hopes to follow Hughes path". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 28 January 2008. 
  95. ^ Keown, Martin (6 March 2013). "Welbeck showed electric pace and intelligence... he didn't deserve to lose". Daily Mail. London. 
  96. ^ Mathieson, Stuart (11 April 2013). "Ton-up Danny Welbeck the main man". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  97. ^ Johnson, Greg (25 March 2014). "Three Reasons Why This Local Man Utd Lad Needs To Start vs City". Squawka. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  98. ^ Hayward, Paul (2 April 2013). "Even in Manchester United's darkest days they find a way to hold their ground among the European elite". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  99. ^ Cox, Michael (11 September 2013). "Roy Hodgson's counter-attacking plan is scuppered by familiar England flaws". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  100. ^ Singh, Amit (4 March 2014). "Tactical Analysis: Should Roy Hodgson set England up around his Liverpool players?". Think Football. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  101. ^ "Who should start as England's third forward – Danny Welbeck or Daniel Sturridge?". HITC Sport. Entrepreneur. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  102. ^ "Danny Welbeck wins his England spurs in attempt to unseat Jermain Defoe". The Guardian. London. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  103. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  104. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  105. ^ a b "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  106. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  107. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  108. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  109. ^ a b "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  110. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  111. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  112. ^ "Games played by Danny Welbeck in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  113. ^ a b "Welbeck, Danny". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  114. ^ Ornstein, David (14 November 2012). "Sweden 4–2 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  115. ^ Smith, Ben (14 August 2013). "England 3–2 Scotland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  116. ^ McNulty, Phil (9 October 2014). "England 5–0 San Marino". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  117. ^ McNulty, Phil (15 November 2014). "England 3–1 Slovenia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  118. ^ McNulty, Phil (27 March 2015). "England 4–0 Lithuania". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  119. ^ a b c "D. Welbeck". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 

External links[edit]