Man Utd boss Ferguson admits Welbeck, Cleverley will move on-loan
After seeing his side beat Philadelphia Union 1-0 at Lincoln Field in the second game of their tour of North America, Ferguson said he expected young striker Welbeck and midfielder Cleverley to go out on loan to Barclays Premier League clubs this season.
Welbeck impressed as United made it two wins out of two in front of 44,000 fans in Philadelphia, setting up the only goal of the game 14 minutes from time for Gabriel Obertan, who scored for the first time since his £3m move from Bordeaux a year ago.
Ferguson said: "It’s a big season for Danny Welbeck because over the last three seasons he has not had a consistent run of games.
"We’re fortunate because we have quite a lot of young boys in the 19 to 21 mark. We are in a very healthy position like that.
"Some players think they have a position for life then someone comes along and takes it."