Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that striker Danny Welbeck should be looking at getting a goal tally of 20 goals this season in order to prove that he is capable of playing for the club. The England striker has come in leaps and bounds last season after spending a season-long loan at Sunderland. The pacey striker has been able to keep out the likes of Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov out of the starting line-up. In the absence of Rooney in the first two matches at the Euro 2012, England manager Roy Hodgson preferred using the Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck over the Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.
Despite this incredible progress, Sir Alex Ferguson has said that the striker should score even more goals in order to prove that he can be a top-class player for United in the future. In order to do so, he must score 20 goals in the upcoming season. Despite his incredible progress, Sir Alex Ferguson is not taking any chances and is looking towards signing Arsenal striker Robin van Persie in the summer. The club have already made a starting bid of £ 15 million, which has been instantly rejected by Arsenal.
“Danny can be a top player but, obviously, he will have to improve his goalscoring. If you are going to be a top striker you have to get 20 or above. I think he will do that. At 6ft 3in, I don’t think he’ll get taller, it will go the other way, and he is very powerful already. He’s got good movement and courage, plus confidence on the ball,” said Ferguson. Manchester United are expected to increase the bid for van Persie to up to £ 20 million if they are to sell Dimitar Berbatov for around £ 5 million, with Galatasaray showing interest.