Manchester United Manager Reveals The Harsh Reasons Why Welbeck Was Sold To Arsenal

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Van Gaal slams the new Gunners forward.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed why Danny Welbeck was sold to Arsenal for £16m on transfer deadline day – and it may not please the forward.

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Many were annoyed that van Gaal allowed a United youth product like Welbeck to leave for one of their rivals, but the 63-year-old has explained the reasoning behind the decision.

The Dutchman was certainly not pulling any punches in his assessment of the 23-year-old, claiming that he needed to be more like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie to succeed at Old Trafford.

Although Welbeck’s goalscoring record was never that impressive during his time with the Red Devils, many were of the opinion that the attacker possesses great talent and could well have been a leading star for the club.

Former player and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has spoken about how the Gunners signed the England international on the cheap, but if van Gaal’s assessment is right then it could be opposite number Arsene Wenger that loses out.

Whether this is genuinely the United boss’ opinion, a sly dig at Welbeck, or a slight at the Gunners – or a mixture of all three – is unknown, but Rooney, van Persie and new signing Radamel Falcao will have to prove he is not missed.

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