Gunners forward Danny Welbeck admits Manchester United reunion felt “weird”

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has lifted the lid on his emotions when he returned to Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-final earlier in the season.

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The former Manchester United man departed for the Emirates Stadium in the summer after manager Louis van Gaal decided to move him on due to his poor goal-scoring record and brought in Radamel Falcao as a replacement.

But Welbeck would come back to haunt the Dutch manager when he scored the all-important winning goal in the cup tie to eliminate the Red Devils from the competition and deny them a chance of silverware this season.

The 24-year-old admits has was glad when the final whistle blew at Old Trafford and admitted it felt odd to play against his boyhood club but says he has no regrets about celebrating his strike:

“I just wanted to play the game, get it over and done with and get through to Wembley.” he said (via the Daily Star)

“It was a weird occasion for me, going back to Old Trafford on the away side.”

“I scored the goal and whatever I did would have been criticised. It was just spur of the moment.” he added.

Welbeck will be hoping to be the match-winner yet again when the Gunners face Championship outfit Reading in the semi-final at Wembley on Saturday evening.

Should Arsenal reach the final, it will give Welbeck a chance to complete his domestic collection of medals having already won the league title and league cup with United.

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