Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has expressed his concerns over his lack of playing time and making it clear that he is contemplating leaving the club.
Danny Welbeck is long being reported as unsettled at Old Trafford and for the first time, he has spoken about his situation at the club and his future plans. He has stressed that his current situation at the club is “frustrating” and last year was “unhappiest season” of his professional career.
Lot of questions have been raised over the current role of Wellback in this United side and the player himself has clarified that he would like to play centrally only. He was speaking to The Guardian. “I’d like to play centrally,” he said. “I’ve been playing on the left for a while and it’s got to the time when I want to stake a place up front.”
However, the player himself knows that he has got very little chance of playing in his favorite position at Old Trafford because of RVP and Rooney. And Welbeck now is ready to leave as Tottenham Hotspur emerging as the potentioal suitors. Asked if he will leave the club, he said: “I’d rather not answer that question.”
When asked about his current situation, he said: “it does get frustrating. You want to play in a certain position and you’re not getting the opportunity to do that. It’s the same for everyone else when they are being played out of position and they don’t really like it.”
“It depends what formation we are playing. On the left of a four-man midfield there are a lot more defensive duties so you can’t find the time to keep attacking. But if you’re on the left of a 4-3-3, I find that position really good. I can play in any formation but, if I play on the left, I’d rather play there if there are three in midfield.”
Welback was very open about his demand of playing centrally. “I played there for United over the Christmas period and scored a few then. I just want opportunities.”
Welback also had a fallout with then United manager Moyes when the Scot publicly advised the player to work harder. When asked about that incident, Welback said: “I was pretty surprised, to be honest. I’ve grown up at Manchester United and been professional all through my career and I always do extra work. It’s born and bred in me to do extra work after training. He came out with that statement but, before then, I had been doing extra training. Maybe he just didn’t see it.”
Welback is a member of England’s World Cup squad and expected to make final decision over his future club only after the conclusion of the tournament in Brazil.