Man Utd furious as Welbeck demands £60,000-A-WEEK to stay

Danny Welbeck is demanding a staggering £60,000-A-WEEK to stay with Manchester United.

The Daily Mail says the player and his advisers are now asking for £60,000 a week, which has left United officials astonished.

United want to put Welbeck on a similar wage package to the club’s other young talents. Defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling both earn £50,000 per week, while Tom Cleverley is on £40,000 per week.

United feel Welbeck’s £60,000-a-week demands are unrealistic as he has not proved himself on a consistent basis yet.

However, it is thought the player’s camp believe he could command even more if the young forward continues his good form to enjoy a successful climax to the domestic season and then makes an impact for England at Euro 2012.

In contrast, United feel Welbeck is being ill-advised and, as a result, contract talks have hit an impasse.

Welbeck will enter the final 12 months of his current deal in the summer.

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