Danny Welbeck was right to leave Manchester United for Arsenal, insists Wayne Rooney

November 22, 2014 admin No comments


Danny Welbeck has hit the ground running at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Wayne Rooney has admitted his former team-mate Danny Welbeck made the right decision leaving Manchester United for Arsenal this summer.

Welbeck has impressed since completing a £16million deadline-day move to The Gunners in September, with the striker scoring five goals for the north London outfit in all competitions so far and a further five for England.

With Welbeck set to take on his former side when Arsenal host The Red Devils on Saturday, Rooney has revealed his belief that the 23-year-old forward chose the right club to continue his career at.

England's striker Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring their second goal with England's defender Chris Smalling (L), England's striker Danny Welbeck (2R) and England's midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (R) during the international friendly football match between Scotland and England at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / IAN MACNICOL IAN MACNICOL/AFP/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney has linked up well with Danny Welbeck for England (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

When asked if it would be strange playing against Welbeck at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Rooney told MUTV: ‘Of course, Danny has been here all of his life.

‘He is a Manchester lad so it is weird seeing him [there]. But that’s football nowadays and players move on.

‘I think, for Danny, and for his own personal career, it was probably the best move for him.

‘He’s done great and scored a few goals and is playing well. Danny gives you what he always gives you – a good shift. He works hard for the team.

‘At times, as I said to him, he works a bit too hard but he’s scoring goals and he’s doing well.’

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