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Daniel Welbeck | Forward

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 161

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Manchester United were shocked 4-0 by MK Dons in League Cup action tonight.
On the night that the red half of Manchester was celebrating the arrival of Angel di Maria a mixed team of senior and relative youngsters were thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons. The starting team did contain Johnny Evans, Danny Welbeck, and Adnan Januzaj so the loss can't be completely dismissed as the result of young players. Di Maria or not Louis Van Gaal has his work cut out for him getting the club back to their former glory. Aug 26 - 6:44 PM

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has ruled out forward Danny Welbeck for the weekend due to a knee injury.

Welbeck will not be available to open up the season against Swansea and that can open up opportunities for Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata. Mata is an almost guaranteed lock to start but Januzaj could be left on the bench for Chicharito Hernandez if Louis van Gaal decides to play with two strikers. Either way, the news makes Wayne Rooney an even more attractive fantasy option as he'll be relied upon for goals tomorrow.
Aug 15 - 7:07 PM

Danny Welbeck left training on Tuesday with what is reported as an ongoing thigh issue that may keep him out of England's World Cup opener against Italy on Saturday.

The Manchester United forward has been battling Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling for one of the final unsettled spots in England's starting line-up for Saturday. With news of Welbeck's fitness being in question, Sterling's chances of starting seem to be on the rise. Given the success of Liverpool's attack, there are many who are in favor of Sterling starting alongside club mates Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge to provide continuity. Roy Hodgson seemed to be leaning toward Welbeck but may now change course and go with Sterling even if Welbeck is sufficiently recovered to make the bench.
Jun 11 - 11:14 AM

Danny Welbeck subbed on for Ryan Giggs at halftime to help Manchester United earn a must-win game at Carrow Road.

United boss David Moyes decided to go with Javier Hernandez up top instead of in-form Wayne Rooney who missed out because of his groin injury. The Reds struggled to do much on the offensive side of the ball for most of the game, but a 57th minute goal from Welbeck was all they needed to escape with the full three points. Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans anchored the defense and GK David De Gea came up with a few key stops to help the team secure the clean sheet. United will face Tottenham in their next match on January 1 at Old Trafford.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Danny Welbeck took a kick on his knee against West Ham United, and had to leave the match early in the second half. There were worries that he had re-aggravated a serious knee injury but he has returned to training ahead of Manchester United's trip to Hull City.

Manchester United will be happy to have the striker available after three goals in two matches. The matchup isn't great, as Hull keep it tight at home, but Welbeck could be backed to continue his run of form if he continues to lead the line for the champions.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Danny Welbeck scored one and assisted on another as Manchester United cruised past West Ham United.

Danny Welbeck's season hadn't been going particularly well until his Week 16 brace and he added another strong performance in Week 17. Welbeck opened the scoring and then set up Adnan Januzaj for United's second. Ashley Young finished the United scoring with an exceptional effort before Carlton Cole pulled one back late to prevent a United clean sheet.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Danny Welbeck scored twice in the opening 18 minutes for Manchester United and the Red Devils were in cruise control from then on, coasting to a 0-3 win.

After going goalless since August 17th, Welbeck put on his scoring shoes today, being in the right place for both of his tallies and delivering the proper finish. His first goal was a result of an Adnan Januzaj header that bounced off the left post and into Welbeck's path just in front of goal, and he slotted home before the keeper could react. The second came moments later from an Antonio Valencia cross, due to his marker Nathan Baker pulling up with a cramp in the buildup. Again, Welbeck positioned himself and found the target. He should get regular playing time during Robin van Persie's absence so Welbeck could emerge as an interesting 3rd forward option in fantasy lineups.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 10:56:00 AM

The Danny Welbeck injury reports have changed consistently since his October knee injury but he has been confirmed as out for Week 11 against Arsenal.

With Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie clicking in attack for United and Chicharito starting to come to life, it isn't clear what Welbeck's prospects would be if he were 100% healthy. As it turns out he still hasn't recovered from what was initially reported as a minor knee injury. His status will likely be re-evaluated after the international break.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Danny Welbeck is a serious doubt for the weekend's home match against Stoke City with fluid on his knee.

Welbeck was a substitute against Southampton last weekend and did not feature in United Champions League match against Real Sociedad.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 03:07:00 PM

Danny Welbeck missed out on the win against Bayer Leverkusen and is unlikely to start this weekend's Manchester Derby with the same knee complaint.

With Wayne Rooney healthy and firing on all cylinders again, Welbeck's chances of starting were already slim but his knee issue probably puts the issue to rest for this weekend at least. The importance of the face-off with Manchester City means that David Moyes will be playing his best eleven and Rooney's form means Welbeck is likely not in that eleven.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 09:24:00 PM