Everton, Sunderland target Welbeck only thinking of Man Utd stay

Danny Welbeck wants to stay with Manchester United. The striker enjoyed an outstanding season on-loan at Sunderland.

Danny Welbeck wants to stay with Manchester United.

The striker enjoyed an outstanding season on-loan at Sunderland.

Welbeck is wanted by Sunderland and Everton, but he admitted to the Sunday Mirror: “The manager ­(Ferguson) said I’ll get decent ­opportunities and hopefully I’ll take them and progress from there.

“Going on loan really benefits you. I went to Preston two seasons again and then Sunderland. I think there’s a lot of hidden talents at the big clubs that aren’t getting the chance to showcase their ability.

“Daniel Sturridge went on loan to ­Bolton and showed what he could do there and there are talents at United still in the reserves and not getting their chance yet.

“It gets to the stage where you have to decide on your future, but I’m still only 20 and looking forward to my opportunity. My main aim was to go to Sunderland and get minutes under my belt in the Premier League and I did that.

“I was unfortunate to get injured midway through the season. That hampered my form a bit, but I was delighted with it overall.

“You learn massive amounts, it’s experience you can’t gain from being at United on the bench like I was the season before.

“So once I went there and got the taste of playing games week in and week out I was happy with that. I’m young and looking to improve and hungry for ­success as well, so playing week in and week out in the Prem, that’s the top way to benefit.

“I was playing with top strikers, Darren Bent was there at the start and then ­Asamoah came as well. I learnt a lot from Darren in training, seeing him scoring goals every single session. He was hungry to score. It was the same with Asamoah as well and I’ll always take that into my learning progress.”

 
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