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Madrid was ‘biggest goal I’ve scored’, but Danny Welbeck wants more Manchester United magic moments

By Alex Bysouth

Bernabeu hero Danny Welbeck claims his opener in Madrid is a career highlight so far, but is eager to add to his tally during Manchester United’s run-in.

The Red Devils are still fighting on three fronts and welcome Norwich City to Old Trafford on Saturday, before hosting Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The Champions League tie sits on a knife edge after the first-leg draw, and Welbeck admits it is these games he dreamed of when growing up as a United fan.

“Playing for Manchester United in one of the biggest games made me feel proud and it gives you motivation to strive for more,” he told MUTV.

“It was a big goal – probably the biggest goal I’ve scored. It’s something you strive for since being a little kid.

“It was a great feeling to get a goal at the Bernabeu, especially because of the whole occasion with all our fans travelling over and with it being such a big game.”

The 22-year-old has taken a wide role on occasions this season, but, with the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in attack, Welbeck is keen to adapt.

“I’ve been played out wide a lot of times,” he explained.

“I’d like to get more goals but it’s more difficult to score when playing out wide. You need to be more creative as well but scoring is part of my game I’d like to resurrect.

“If I can add goals from playing on the wing then it’s going to be beneficial to the whole team.”

However, despite their clash with the La Liga giants on Tuesday, boss Sir Alex Ferguson is focusing on this weekend’s meeting with the Canaries.

“The manager and coaching staff keep reiterating the fact that the next game is the most important,” added Welbeck.

“I think the whole squad has got that into their heads and we’ve all got the same mentality of going into the next game and needing to win to gain momentum.

“Once we come to the Real Madrid game, we’ll see what happens. It will be good not to have to travel anywhere for the next four matches in a row and we can try to get wins in every single game.”

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