Man Utd boss Ferguson defends lack of Welbeck goals

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is unconcerned by Danny Welbeck's lack of goals this season.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is unconcerned by Danny Welbeck's lack of goals this season.

Although plenty of critics have questioned whether Welbeck's inability to find the net on a regular basis should prevent him from being quite as highly rated as he is, Ferguson has dismissed such talk.

"Last year he had 12 goals, this year he's only got two, so that's a big drop," Ferguson told Inside United.

"But that drop doesn't concern us because he still applies himself really well and still looks to score, still looks to get a chance and with that kind of courage he will eventually become a regular goalscorer.

"Maybe he doesn't appreciate us moving him around in various positions and we've maybe overused that because he is young.

"But his value to the club is there because I know he can do a job for me in any of those positions.

"It's a fantastic asset when you have a player who is as adaptable as that.

"But I think he will find his role through the middle once he gets that maturity and gets into a more consistent way of scoring."

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