Welbeck happy to be Van Persie understudy at Man Utd

Danny Welbeck is happy to play second fiddle to Manchester United ace Robin van Persie.

Danny Welbeck is happy to play second fiddle to Manchester United ace Robin van Persie.

Instead of moaning, the 22-year-old has praised the Dutchman's growing influence and outlined the benefits of United's strength in depth.

“Robin is a world-class striker and it’s great to be playing alongside him,” Welbeck told manutd.com. “He is deadly in front of goal, but it’s not just his goal scoring that he’s added to the team.

“It’s his all-round play. He is bringing others into the play very well and he’s holding the ball up as well. As you watch him closer every single day you get to know how good a player he is. You can learn from Robin, but also other great players in the whole of the Manchester United squad.

“Every player, when given the chance, can give 100 per cent and that is the main thing, we are all together as a team and are looking out for each other, rooting for one another. Once we get out there, we have got a strong team no matter who is out there. The main thing is to get three points.

“Whoever is picked in the starting 11, it is going to be a strong side and you have just got to be grateful and happy that once you are on the pitch you are playing with other great players, which is going to make it easier for you.”

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