ROONEY DEFENDS WELBECK
Wayne Rooney has defended his team mate Danny Welbeck and has said that Welbeck’s goal drought in the ongoing season has a lot to do with the positions that he has been used so far in the season.
Welbeck has been used as a winger in most of the matches in this season.
When asked about the poor form of Welbeck in the ongoing season, Rooney said, “I don’t think his form has been that bad in this season. Yes, he hasn’t found the net on too many occasions, but, it’s because he has been used on the wing in most of the games. Had he been playing up front, he would definitely have scored more goals. He has been assigned the job of playing wide and he is doing that job with full dedication”
“Danny is a top team man. He always gives his 100% for the team. We are not too worried about his goal drought in the season. He is a fantastic player and he is contributing for the team.”
‘I have gone through such periods in the past when I didn’t play up front and didn’t score goals regularly. But, I knew that I was doing a job for the side.”
“Danny will also get his opportunities up front and then, he will start scoring goals.”
Welbeck has found the net on only one occasion in this season. While, Javier Hernandez has scored 14, Rooney himself has scored 13 and Robin Van Persie has scored 22 goals for United in the ongoing season.
That only goal of Welbeck came in the match against Stoke City in October last year. Welbeck capitalized on a cross from Rooney and sent the ball into the net with a diving header.