Man Utd boss Moyes tells Welbeck: Want to be striker? Then keep scoring

Manchester United boss David Moyes has told Danny Welbeck he can be their central striker.

Welbeck, who has been hampered by knee problems recently, was pushed into a wider position last season following the arrival of Robin van Persie and scored just one Premier League goal for United.

The 23-year-old is happier in a central role, but Moyes warned him the only way to stay there is by scoring. "If you asked Danny, he would see himself as a striker. What gets you a game as a striker? Goals.

"If you’re a centre forward you need the games, but you also need to show the reason you’re going to get another game is because you keep scoring.

"We challenged them a bit on Sunday and I thought Danny rose to the challenge. He said, “OK, I’ll show you”. Without Robin, he stood up and took it on."

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