Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists Danny Welbeck is a crucial member of the squad.

Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez have all scored in 2013 while the Reds Academy product has struggled to find the net.

"Danny has done very well. He is progressing just as we expected," says Fergie.

"He has become quite an important figure in terms of team selections. When you have a player who is as mobile as that and playing so well then it always gives you a headache to choose the right players.

"As we have always said, you have to choices to make. When you have good choices it makes it difficult."