The attention on Welbeck has only increased because Ghana have made a bid for his services.
Capped by England at Under-19 level, Welbeck could continue along the Three Lions path or choose to represent the country of his parents.
Ferguson has offered some sound advice - ignore both and play for Scotland instead.
"His parents are from Ghana so it is not a surprise," he reflected.
"It is the boy's choice, although I would be surprised if he didn't play for Scotland. That is my big challenge now."