David Beckham has mixed feelings about Danny Welbeck’s move to Arsenal…
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David Beckham has promised Arsenal that they have signed a great player, but admitted that Danny Welbeck’s £16m move from Old Trafford has left him feeling sad.
The England international sealed a deadline day move to London late last night, after scoring 29 goals in 142 games for Manchester United, as well as eight in 26 for his country.
Arsenal were in desperate need of a striker this summer, after losing first-choice centre forward Olivier Giroud to injury. And Beckham believes that Arsenal fans should be excited about their club’s purchase.
However, Beckham – who won 115 England caps, including 58 as captain – is upset to see a member of the Three Lions squad leave United to further his career elsewhere. He of course followed a similar route by departing United, after 85 goals in 394 games, to join Real Madrid in 2003.
Beckham told BBC Sport: “We always worry about the young talent coming through and seeing Danny (Welbeck) leave United – I’m not a manager and won’t be a manager in the near future but to see him leave Manchester United, it’s sad.
“But obviously the manager knows what he is doing, he’s doing what he feels best for Manchester United. And with Danny being such a young kid and growing up at Manchester United – I think it’s a great signing for Arsenal of course – but to see him leave is obviously sad to see.
“I’m not a manager – and won’t be manager of Manchester United in the next 10 years – and that’s down to the (current) manager there but it’s sad to see him leave.”