Welbeck keen to prove his worth

29 September 2011 08:31
Danny Welbeck is determined to repay Sir Alex Ferguson's faith in him and become the latest local lad to make good at Manchester United.[LNB] The 20-year-old was picked by Ferguson to lead the line against Basle in the Champions League - ahead of the club's record signing Dimitar Berbatov - and responded with two goals in an 80-second spell.[LNB]Welbeck's display was one of the few positives for Ferguson in the 3-3 draw which highlighted some defensive frailty for United, and the England striker is desperate for more opportunities to prove his worth.[LNB]Welbeck said: "The manager shows time and time again he will give local players a chance and it is then up to the individual to take it. I hope I can.[LNB]"I don't know whether it is harder for local boys up front to make it. I can only look at myself and take my opportunities when they come.[LNB]"To score those two goals was a bittersweet moment for me. To get two Champions league goals, I am buzzing about that, but we didn't get the win we should have done.[LNB]"I hope I have done enough to play against Norwich. We have some great strikers at the club and whoever is in there will give it 100%. I just hope I get my chances."[LNB]Welbeck had a successful season on loan at Sunderland last year but believes he is still developing.[LNB]"I think I'm a better person than a year ago because I went to Sunderland and got more minutes in the Premier League," he added.[LNB]"It was really good for my career and I'm just really pleased at the moment. Naturally I've been growing, I'm still only 20 years old, I'm 21 in a couple of months so I'm just naturally developing into a man."

Source: Team_Talk