Ex-United great compares Welbeck to current Old Trafford strikers.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince has slammed the decision of his old club to let Danny Welbeck make the move to Arsenal during the summer transfer window, BBC Sport reports.
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Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in their Premier League clash this weekend, with Welbeck set to face his former employers for the first time since his £16m move to north London on deadline day.
The England international’s move between these two rival clubs was met with much surprise when it happened, with the striker having spent his entire career at Old Trafford up until this season, not counting loan spells at Preston and Sunderland.
Ince, who was a big player for United at the peak of his career, was disappointed to see the club let one of their homegrown players leave, and even more so as he feels the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao cannot offer the same qualities in attack.
Falcao’s injuries have disrupted his progress since he moved to United on loan from AS Monaco, while Rooney and van Persie do not offer the same pace or movement in attack, according to Ince.
“I think it was a bad, bad decision to let him go. He offers something different to what Manchester United have got,” he said.
“They haven’t got pace – Rooney is not the quickest, neither is van Persie and Falcao is injured.
“Since he has gone to Arsenal his performances have been fantastic. I don’t think he has got anything to prove to Manchester United.”