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Danny Welbeck signs new four-year contract

Danny Welbeck has signed a new 4-year contract at Manchester United.

Welbeck himself, who is still only 21 has made 64 appearances for the reds, scoring 17 goals in that time.

In the summer, at Euro 2012, Welbeck announced his arrival on the international stage, fending off Andy Carroll to become England’s number one target man.

Welbeck started all four games in Ukraine, scoring a spectacular winner against Sweden in Kiev, doubling an England tally that began the previous month with a well-taken winner against Belgium.

Last season Manchester United scored, on average, 2.74 goals per game in Premier League matches that Danny Welbeck started, compared to 1.73 without him.

Today Welbeck put pen to paper along-side CEO David Gill, a deal which will keep the striker at the club until 2016.

Danny Welbeck speaking to this morning said:

“Playing for United is all I’ve ever wanted to do – it’s the club I’ve supported all my life. I can’t wait for the challenge of the new season to play my part in helping the team compete for trophies. I’m learning all the time from the best manager in the game and I’m keen for that to continue alongside the world class players in the squad.”

Sir Alex Ferguson added

“Danny has been with the club since he was eight years old and has made fantastic progress in the last couple of years – first out on loan and last year as a regular in the first team, He has become an important player at international level as well, as the maturity of his performances at the European Championships showed. This year is another important one for him. He has a bright future ahead of him.”

Watch Danny Welbeck back as a child training with Ruud Van Nistelrooy


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