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Goal Shy Welbeck Wants More Net Busters

With Manchester United linked to Borussia Dortmund goal machine Robert Lewandowski, and already boasting a prolific marksmen of their own in Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck must be feeling the pressure.

Like Wayne Rooney, Welbeck is an England international who endured a double-edged last season at Old Trafford.

He may have picked up a league winners medal, and enjoyed a relative wealth of game time, but Welbeck cannot help be a little disappointed.

A striker by trade, the coltish 23-year-old was largely played out wide this season. And in fact, his greatest achievement arguably came in shackling Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, in an ultimately fruitless Champions League quarter-final tie.

Welbeck scored just two goals all season long for United, and pundits have begun to query if he justifies his England spot ahead of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, who scored 10 goals in 14 league appearances after joining the Reds from Chelsea in January.

Welbeck admits that he is dismayed by his paltry goal return, and accepts that he will have to score more next season, if his career is to rise to another level with United.

"This season has been the most number of matches I have played and my performances have been a lot more consistent but the goals return has not been good at all," Welbeck told MUTV.

"I do feel if I can get a better goals return I will be flying.

“I want to be up front and scoring goals.

“If I am playing on the wings I still want to score more goals but preferably I will be up front and scoring goals there."

Is Welbeck good enough to warrant a striker’s berth at United alongside Robin van Persie?

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