‘I’ve been impressed’: David Moyes expects big things from Manchester United youngster Danny Welbeck

By John McDougall

David Moyes hopes Manchester United youngster Danny Welbeck can add more goals to his game and give him headaches over his team selection.  

The 22-year-old Longsight-born forward scored just twice for the Red Devils last campaign, finding the back of the net more times for England than he did for United.

But with his processor Sir Alex Ferguson playing Welbeck on the wing, Moyes is looking forward to seeing more strikes from the England forward this campaign.   

“I’ve only seen him for a short time but I’ve been impressed,” the Glaswegian told United’s official website. “He looks a very good player.

“A lot of the things he’s done have been excellent. If we can add some goals to his tally from last year, it will make a big difference.

“From what I’ve seen so far, he’s an exciting player and someone I’m looking forward to working with.”

The Old Trafford club have departed for their pre-season tour in the Far East and will play in Thailand, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Sweden.

Moyes takes charge of the Premier League champions for his first ever United game on Saturday in Bangkok against the Singha All Star XI.

Following his move from Everton, the 50-year-old Scot admits it will take time to get used to his new squad but feels they have already made a big impression on him.

“I’m really excited but more excited about the players I’m working with. They’ve lifted me,” he said.  

“The biggest thing is the professionalism. It’s second to none. Their commitment to be winners is something I see it in training.

“It will take a little bit of time to get used to each other but that’s what the games are for. We’ll try and give as many people as we can an opportunity to play.

“We’ll see some young players as well. Obviously, we will use all the games to prepare for the start of the season.”

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