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Loanee Welbeck still undecided on Sunderland future

Sunderland loan star Danny Welbeck is keeping his options open despite Black Cats boss Steve Bruce wanting to sign him on a permanent basis. The Manchester United starlet has impressed in the early stages of his season-long deal at the Stadium of Light.

But 19-year-old Welbeck admits he has not considered his future just yet, saying: "I've seen what Steve Bruce has said and I need to make a decision on my future.

"For now, I'm looking short term. I just want to do my best in every game and I'm not thinking about whether I go back to United.

"My aim was to come here and get minutes on the pitch.

"At United, I was getting the odd chance here and there but I was never ready to take them. I'd miss loads of games and then I'd be thrown in and would struggle to do myself justice.

"It's different here. I'm playing every game and I'm getting better and better. You can see I am benefiting from it.

He added, "The manager has had a massive influence on me. He's shown a lot of faith and I owe him a lot of thanks.

"I'm learning my trade. I'm still developing. This experience is good for me and can only help."

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