United defender unhappy with striker sale.
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Manchester United defender Phil Jones has told talkSPORT that he is unhappy with the club’s decision to sell Danny Welbeck to rivals Arsenal this summer.
The Red Devils’ bid to bring in Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco meant Welbeck joined another striker in Javier Hernandez out of the exit door on transfer deadline day.
This move has been met with a mixed response from club’s fans, though a fairly large proportion of the Old Trafford supporters feel that it may have been the wrong decision to allow the 23-year-old to leave the club after a long career coming up through their youth system.
Although not always a regular for United, Welbeck has long been regarded as one of the club’s most promising young talents, and it was also felt that he was not given enough of a chance to play in his preferred role as a centre-forward.
In the end Welbeck moved to Arsenal for around £16m in the final hours of the transfer window, and Jones believes he is a big loss after his performances for United in recent times.
The England international added that, while he was sorry to see him go, he should make a great addition for the Gunners.
“He’s been a big player for Manchester United and I’m sorry to see him go,” Jones said.
“I wish him all the best. He’s a good friend and a great player and he will be a great addition to the Arsenal team.”