Saturday, 18th August, 2012
Danny Welbeck will benefit from Robin van Persie’s arrival at Old Trafford, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes.
Van Persie completed his move to the Red Devils from Arsenal yesterday and was unveiled next to Ferguson as a Manchester United player.
With the legendary Scot now having Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez to choose from up front, young striker Welbeck could see his playing time suffer this season.
But Ferguson does not see it like that and is sure having talented strikers around will benefit the 21-year-old.
"You can always learn from great players. Remember what [Eric] Cantona did for all the young players when he arrived? He was a tremendous teacher for them", Ferguson told his club’s official site.
"Danny will learn from playing with Robin, Rooney and Chicharito. I think we have a great combination of strikers now and that’s encouraged me."
It remains to be seen whether Welbeck will see action in Manchester United’s Premier League opener against Everton on Monday evening, although Van Persie is expected to make his debut.
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