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Preston swoop for Man Utd starlet Welbeck

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has loaned forward Danny Welbeck to his son Darren's club, Preston North End, reports PA Sport. The 19-year-old, who signed a four-year extension to his United contract in December, joins for the rest of the season, goes straight into the North End squad in time for Tuesday's trip to Peterborough.

Manchester-born Welbeck, who becomes Ferguson Jr's first signing as Preston boss, has scored five goals in 24 appearances for United.

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