Van Gaal Explains Welbeck Departure
Danny Welbeck remained as a player of Manchester United for 6 seasons but the Englishman failed on establishing himself as a priority choice player for the Premier League club and was eventually sold to Arsenal on a €16 million deal.
When the transfer was completed managers around Europe started to express just how surprised they were about the transfer as Manchester United sold a promising young player to one of their nearest rivals which is Arsenal.
Despite not being able to make a large number of appearances and hasn’t played in some of the biggest stages in the world of football, Welbeck is still widely praised as a player to keep an watchful eye for the next years.
Even with all of the compliments and praise that Welbeck has received, he could never impress the Dutchman Louis van Gaal as the coach of Manchester United spoke to the press after Welbeck’s transfer to Arsenal was completed and van Gaal said that the English forward was not at the same level as Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie.
Louis van Gaal told the media: ‘I have given all the players a chance to convince me of their qualities. When you ask about Danny Welbeck, he was here since the age of nine and after Sunderland on loan he played three seasons at United but he doesn’t have the record of Van Persie or Rooney and that’s the standard. That’s why we let him go’’
During the entire spell of Danny Welbeck at Old Trafford, he managed on making 92 league appearances and scored 20 goals with a large amount of those goals arriving from the bench as a substitute player but now that he joined Arsenal, the English forward is expected to play a much more important and influential role in the team of Arsene Wenger.