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On 25 January 2008, [[Alex Ferguson]] revealed that Welbeck would be considered a first-team squad member for the rest of the 2007–08 season.<ref>{{cite news |first=Steve |last=Bartram |title=Welbeck set for step up |url=http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2008/Jan/Welbeck-set-for-step-up.aspx |work=ManUtd.com |publisher=Manchester United |date=25 January 2008 |accessdate=26 January 2008 }}</ref> On 9 February 2008, Alex Ferguson revealed that Welbeck would be involved in the matchday squad for the [[Manchester derby]] the following day. He also hinted that Welbeck may be involved from the start of the game.<ref>{{cite news |first=Steve |last=Bartram |title=Boss brings in Welbeck |url=http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2008/Feb/Boss-brings-in-Welbeck.aspx |work=ManUtd.com |publisher=Manchester United |date=8 February 2008 |accessdate=9 February 2008 }}</ref> This did not come to pass however, as he was left out of the team entirely.<ref>{{cite news |first=Mandeep |last=Sanghera |title=Man Utd 1–2 Man City |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/7223971.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=10 February 2008 |accessdate=24 September 2008 }}</ref>
 
 
Welbeck made his competitive debut for the Manchester United first team on 23 September 2008, starting up front in the team's [[2008–09 Football League Cup|League Cup]] Third Round match at home to [[Middlesbrough F.C.|Middlesbrough]]. United won the game 3–1, but Welbeck did not manage to get on the scoresheet despite going close in the third minute.<ref>{{cite news |title=Man Utd 3–1 Middlesbrough |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/league_cup/7626743.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=23 September 2008 |accessdate=23 September 2008 }}</ref> He played again in the Fourth Round against [[Queens Park Rangers F.C.|Queens Park Rangers]] on 11 November 2008, coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for [[Rodrigo Possebon]]. A few minutes later, he was brought down in the penalty area by [[Peter Ramage]]; [[Carlos Tévez]] converted the resulting penalty kick and United won the match 1–0.<ref>{{cite news |first=Sam |last=Lyon |title=Man Utd 1–0 QPR |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/league_cup/7708789.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=11 November 2008 |accessdate=16 November 2008 }}</ref> Welbeck made his Premier League debut on 15 November 2008, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for [[Park Ji-Sung]] against [[Stoke City F.C.|Stoke City]]. He marked his debut with a curling 30-yard strike into the top right corner for United's fourth goal in a 5–0 win.<ref>{{cite news |first=Russell |last=Barder |title=Man Utd 5–0 Stoke |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/7711301.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=15 November 2008 |accessdate=15 November 2008 }}</ref> Welbeck's next senior appearance for Manchester United came in an [[FA Cup]] Third Round tie against [[Southampton F.C.|Southampton]] on 4 January 2009, when he opened the scoring in a 3–0 win.<ref>{{cite news |first=Phil |last=McNulty |title=Southampton 0–3 Man Utd |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/7803353.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=4 January 2009 |accessdate=4 January 2009 }}</ref> He followed that performance with a goal in the [[2008–09 FA Cup#Fifth Round Proper|Fifth Round]] victory over [[Derby County F.C.|Derby County]].<ref>{{cite news |last=Scrivener |first=Peter |title=Derby 1–4 Man Utd |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/fa_cup/7872213.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=15 February 2009 |accessdate=15 February 2009 }}</ref>
 
 
On 23 September 2009, Welbeck scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season and first in the [[Football League Cup|League Cup]]; he hit the only goal of the game in the Third Round against [[Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.|Wolverhampton Wanderers]].<ref>{{cite news |first=Sam |last=Lyon |title=Man Utd 1–0 Wolverhampton |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/league_cup/8257293.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=23 September 2009 |accessdate=23 September 2009 }}</ref> On 27 October 2009, Welbeck scored in his second successive League Cup game, scoring the first against [[Barnsley F.C.|Barnsley]] in a 2–0 win.<ref>{{cite news |first=Jonathan |last=Stevenson |title=Barnsley 0–2 Man Utd |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/league_cup/8323041.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=27 October 2009 |accessdate=27 October 2009 }}</ref> On 25 November 2009, Welbeck made his [[UEFA Champions League|Champions League]] debut in the 1–0 defeat to [[Beşiktaş J.K.|Beşiktaş]].<ref>{{cite news |first=Phil |last=McNulty |title=Man Utd 0–1 Besiktas |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/8372974.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=25 November 2009 |accessdate=25 November 2009 }}</ref> On 11 December 2009, Welbeck committed his future to the club by signing a new contract, keeping his services at United until 2013.<ref>{{cite news |title=Danny Welbeck signs new Manchester United contract |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/8408154.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=11 December 2009 |accessdate=11 December 2009 }}</ref>
 
 
====Preston North End (loan)====
 
On 25 January 2010, Welbeck became Alex Ferguson's son [[Darren Ferguson]]'s first signing as [[Preston North End F.C.|Preston North End]] manager since he took charge earlier in the month, signing on loan for the remainder of the [[2009–10 Football League Championship|2009–10 season]].<ref>{{cite news |title=Preston sign Manchester United's Danny Welbeck on loan |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/p/preston/8478532.stm|work=BBC |date=16 March 2010 |accessdate=4 October 2011 }}</ref> As part of his recovery, he took part in a training session at Manchester United's training ground, but his knee swelled up again.<ref>{{cite news |title=Preston suffer Danny Welbeck Manchester United blow |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/p/preston/8562841.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=11 March 2010 |accessdate=13 March 2010}}</ref> The injury required surgery and Welbeck's loan was cut short on 16 March so that he could return to Manchester United for the operation.<ref>{{cite news |title=Welbeck Blow |url=http://www.pnefc.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10362~1996336,00.html |work=pnefc.co.uk |publisher=Preston North End FC |date=16 March 2010 |accessdate=27 March 2010 }}</ref>
 
 
====Sunderland (loan)====
 
[[File:Welbeck - Sunderland.jpg|thumb|upright|Welbeck at the end of his Sunderland loan]]
 
On 12 August 2010, Welbeck became [[Steve Bruce]]'s eighth summer signing after Sunderland signed the United striker on loan for the duration of the [[2010–11 Premier League|2010–11 season]].<ref>{{cite news |title=Danny Welbeck secures Sunderland loan switch |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/8907769.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=12 August 2010 |accessdate=12 August 2010 }}</ref> Welbeck's debut for Sunderland came on 14 August as an 83rd-minute substitute for [[Darren Bent]] in a 2–2 home draw against [[Birmingham City F.C.|Birmingham City]].<ref>{{cite news |first=Chris |last=Whyatt |title=Sunderland 2–2 Birmingham |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/8901729.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=14 August 2010 |accessdate=14 August 2010 }}</ref> On 14 November, Welbeck scored his first Sunderland goal as he completed the scoring in a 3–0 away victory over [[Chelsea F.C.|Chelsea]], rounding off what was described as an "impressive individual performance".<ref>{{cite news |first=Mandeep |last=Sanghera |title=Chelsea 0–3 Sunderland |url=http://bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/9180668.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=14 November 2010 |accessdate=14 November 2010 }}</ref> Eight days later, Welbeck scored his first home goals for Sunderland, striking twice in a 2–2 draw with [[Everton F.C.|Everton]].<ref>{{cite news |first=Jon |last=Barbuti |title=Sunderland 2–2 Everton |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9191286.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=22 November 2010 |accessdate=22 November 2010 }}</ref> Welbeck scored the only goal as Sunderland beat [[Bolton Wanderers F.C.|Bolton Wanderers]] on 18 December 2010,<ref>{{cite news |first=Andrew |last=McKenzie |title=Sunderland 1–0 Bolton |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9286024.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=18 December 2010 |accessdate=30 January 2011 }}</ref> and also scored on 1 January 2011 as Sunderland defeated [[Blackburn Rovers F.C.|Blackburn Rovers]] 3–0.<ref>{{cite news |first=Mike |last=Henson |title=Sunderland 3–0 Blackburn |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9326954.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=1 January 2011 |accessdate=30 January 2011 }}</ref> Welbeck's form for Sunderland promted widespread calls for an England call up. However, on 5 January, Welbeck picked up a hamstring injury in Sunderland's victory at [[Aston Villa F.C.|Aston Villa]], ruling him out for eight weeks.<ref>{{cite news |title=Sunderland striker Danny Welbeck out after surgery |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/9349216.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=20 January 2011 |accessdate=30 January 2011 }}</ref> He made his return on 5 March 2011, in a 0–0 draw away to [[Arsenal F.C.|Arsenal]], coming on as a substitute for [[Steed Malbranque]] in the 68th minute; he almost scored a late goal that would have won the game for Sunderland in the 83rd minute, but his shot was saved by [[Wojciech Szczęsny]].<ref>{{cite news |first=David |last=Ornstein |title=Arsenal 0–0 Sunderland |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9412161.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=5 March 2011 |accessdate=5 March 2011 }}</ref> He picked up an injury in the 4–2 home win over [[Wigan Athletic F.C.|Wigan Athletic]] on 23 April, and he returned to Manchester United for treatment for the remainder of the season.
 
 
===Manchester United first team===
 
====2011–12 season====
 
Welbeck was given a starting berth in the [[2011 FA Community Shield]] match at [[Wembley Stadium]] on 7 August 2011. United won the game 3–2, having trailed rivals [[Manchester City F.C.|Manchester City]] 2–0 at half time. He started alongside [[Wayne Rooney]] in the first league game of the [[2011–12 Premier League]] season away to [[West Bromwich Albion F.C.|West Bromwich Albion]]; he was substituted in the 65th minute, to be replaced by [[Dimitar Berbatov]]. On 22 August, Welbeck scored the opening goal of the match against [[Tottenham Hotspur F.C.|Tottenham Hotspur]], heading in a cross from [[Tom Cleverley]] from nine yards to score in the 61st minute. He then provided an assist for Anderson in the 76th minute to make the score 2–0 before being substituted. United eventually won the match at Old Trafford 3–0.<ref>{{cite news |first=Phil |last=McNulty |title=Man Utd 3–0 Tottenham |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/14539056 |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=22 August 2011 |accessdate=23 August 2011 }}</ref> The next match against Arsenal also had Welbeck on the scoresheet. From outside the box, Anderson chipped the ball into Welbeck and he easily headed it over the goalkeeper to make the score 1–0. However, Welbeck had to leave the field early with a pulled hamstring which, consequently, ruled him out for several weeks.<ref>{{cite news |title=Manchester United's Danny Welbeck set for injury lay-off |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/14703154 |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=28 August 2011 }}</ref> Welbeck scored twice in a Champions League group match against [[FC Basel|Basel]] in September 2011, the game ended 3–3.<ref>{{cite news |last=McNulty |first=Phil |title=Manchester United 3–3 Basel |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/14982476 |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=27 September 2011 |accessdate=28 September 2011 }}</ref> Welbeck scored again in the next game, a 2–0 home win over [[Norwich City F.C.|Norwich City]], after coming on as a second-half substitute. He exchanged passes with Park Ji-Sung before sweeping low into the bottom corner to seal the win. On 21 December 2011, Welbeck opened the scoring at [[Craven Cottage]] in a 5–0 United away win against [[Fulham F.C.|Fulham]]. He met [[Nani]]'s cross and steered the ball in with his left foot. On 8 January, Welbeck scored the second goal in a 3–2 away victory against Manchester City at the [[City of Manchester Stadium]] in the [[FA Cup]] third round. [[Patrice Evra]] made a half-cleared cross, which Welbeck volleyed into [[Costel Pantilimon]]'s bottom corner. On 14 January, Welbeck scored the second goal in a 3–0 victory over Bolton Wanderers, after latching onto a through ball by Wayne Rooney.<ref>{{cite news |first=Alistair |last=Magowan |title=Man Utd 3–0 Bolton |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/16453161.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=14 January 2012 |accessdate=14 January 2012 }}</ref> On 22 January, Welbeck scored the winning goal in the 81st minute in a 2–1 away victory at the [[Emirates Stadium]] over Arsenal – his third goal in three games.<ref>{{cite news |first=Jamie |last=Lillywhite |title=Arsenal 1–2 Man Utd |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16565409 |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=22 January 2012 |accessdate=22 January 2012 }}</ref> Welbeck played his 50th overall match for Manchester United on 23 February in a 2–1 home loss to [[AFC Ajax|Ajax]] in the round of 32 of the [[2011–12 UEFA Europa League]]. On 18 March, Welbeck scored in a 5–0 victory over Wolves at Molineux Stadium. On 15 April, he scored a goal late on in the first half against Aston Villa. A week later, Welbeck scored again against Everton but the match ended at 4–4. His impressive performances throughout the 2011–12 campaign earned him a place on the shortlist for the 2012 PFA Young Player of the Year Award, which was won by Tottenham Hotspur defender [[Kyle Walker]].<ref>{{cite news |title=Spurs defender Kyle Walker wins PFA Young Player award |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17734248 |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=22 April 2012 |accessdate=24 April 2012 }}</ref> On 14 January, It was reported that Welbeck would sign a long-term contract at Old Trafford.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/7989328/Welbeck-agrees-United-deal |title=Welbeck agrees United deal &#124; Football News |publisher=Sky Sports |date= |accessdate=19 January 2014}}</ref>
 
 
====2012–13 season====
 
Welbeck started the first match of the season against [[Everton F.C.|Everton]] on 20 August 2012, which ended 1–0 to Everton.<ref>{{cite news|last=McNulty|first=Phil|title=Everton 1–0 Man Utd|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19240566|accessdate=22 August 2012|work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=20 August 2012}}</ref> He was substituted for the much awaited star signing of the season, [[Robin Van Persie]]. On 22 August 2012 he signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United stating that playing for Manchester United is all he ever wanted.<ref>{{cite news|title=Danny Welbeck says playing for Manchester United 'all he ever wanted to do' after signing new four-year deal|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/9491762/Danny-Welbeck-says-playing-for-Manchester-United-all-he-ever-wanted-to-do-after-signing-new-four-year-deal.html|accessdate=22 August 2012|work=The Telegraph|publisher=Telegraph Media Group|date=22 August 2012}}</ref> He scored his first goal of the season on 20 October, in a 4–2 win at home to Stoke City.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19939725 "Manchester United 4–2 Stoke"] BBC Sport. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013.</ref> On 13 February 2013, Welbeck scored a vital goal in a 1–1 draw against [[Real Madrid C.F.|Real Madrid]] at the [[Santiago Bernabéu Stadium]], heading in from a [[Wayne Rooney]] corner, his first goal in almost 4 months.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21348206 "Real Madrid 1–1 Man Utd"] BBC Sport. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.</ref> Welbeck's goal against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium made him the first Englishman to score for a Premier League team at the Bernabeu since [[Alan Smith (footballer born 1980)|Alan Smith]] in 2001.<ref>{{cite web |last=Samuel |first=Martin |title=Real Madrid 1 Manchester United 1: It just had to be him! Ronaldo's leaping leveller leaves last 16 clash hanging in the balance |url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2278316/Real-Madrid-1-Manchester-United-1-match-report.html |work=Mail Online |publisher=Associated Newspapers |date=14 February 2013 |accessdate=15 December 2013}}</ref>
 
 
====2013–14 season====
 
Welbeck scored on the opening day of the season, scoring twice in a 4–1 win against [[Swansea City F.C.|Swansea City]] in new manager [[David Moyes]]' first league game as [[Manchester United F.C.|Manchester United]] manager.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23644662"Swansea 1–4 Man Utd"] BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.</ref> His next two league goals came in a 3–0 win against [[Aston Villa F.C.|Aston Villa]] at Villa Park.<ref>{{cite web |last=James |first=Stuart |title=Manchester United's Danny Welbeck gets show back on the road at Villa |url=http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/dec/15/aston-villa-manchester-united-matchreport-premier-league |work=The Guardian |publisher=Guardian News and Media |date=15 December 2013 |accessdate=15 December 2013}}</ref>
 
 
==International career==
 
===England youth squads===
 
Welbeck made his England Under-16s debut as a 14-year-old in October 2005 against Wales in the [[Victory Shield]], which England won that year. He then progressed to the England Under-17s team, scoring the decider in a qualifying game against Serbia, to help his team progress to the [[2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship|2007 UEFA U-17 European Championship]]. The tournament saw England finish as runners-up to Spain, which secured the team a place in the [[2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup]] in Korea. There, Welbeck scored two goals against New Zealand, helping Scotland to reach the quarter-finals in their first involvement in the tournament. Welbeck was originally intended to be a squad member for England's European Under-19 Championship campaign in July 2008, but was forced to withdraw. He eventually made his debut for the Under-19s on 9 September 2008, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 win over the Netherlands.
 
 
Welbeck made his [[England national under-21 football team|England under-21]] debut on 10 February 2009, in the 3–2 loss to Ecuador, coming on for [[Adam Johnson (footballer)|Adam Johnson]].<ref>{{cite news |first=Jamie |last=Bradbury |title=Comeback defeats Lions |url=http://www.thefa.com/England/Mens-under-21s/news/2009/englandu21_ecuadormalagareport |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=10 February 2009 |accessdate=31 May 2009 }}</ref> He followed this up with another substitute appearance in a 2–0 home defeat to [[France national under-21 football team|France]] on 31 March.<ref>{{cite news |first=Jamie |last=Bradbury |title=England slip to French defeat |url=http://www.thefa.com/England/Mens-under-21s/news/2009/england_france_city_ground |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=31 March 2009 |accessdate=31 May 2009 }}</ref> He was then named in [[Stuart Pearce]]'s original 23-man squad for the [[2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship]] in [[Sweden]] on 27 May,<ref>{{cite news |title=Pearce names squad for Euro 2009 |url=http://www.thefa.com/England/MensUnder-21Team/Euro2009/NewsAndFeatures/2009/Euro2009SquadNamed.aspx |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=27 May 2009 |accessdate=31 May 2009 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100226162451/http://www.thefa.com/England/MensUnder-21Team/Euro2009/NewsAndFeatures/2009/Euro2009SquadNamed.aspx |archivedate=26 February 2010}}</ref> but he had to pull out of the squad on 31 May, due to an injury.<ref>{{cite news |title=Taylor and Welbeck ruled out of U21 Euros |url=http://www.thefa.com/England/MensUnder-21Team/Euro2009/NewsAndFeatures/2009/TaylorWelbeckUpdate.aspx |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=31 May 2009 |accessdate=31 May 2009 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100129154535/http://www.thefa.com/England/MensUnder-21Team/Euro2009/NewsAndFeatures/2009/TaylorWelbeckUpdate.aspx |archivedate=29 January 2010}}</ref> On 7 September 2010, Welbeck scored his first two goals for the England under-21 team in a 3–0 win over [[Lithuania national under-21 football team|Lithuania]].<ref>{{cite news |first=Jamie |last=Bradbury |title=Under-21s' Euro hopes live on |url=http://www.thefa.com/England/mens-under-21s/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandLithuania |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=7 September 2010 |accessdate=7 September 2010 }}</ref> He scored his third under-21 goal in a 4–0 away victory over [[Denmark national under-21 football team|Denmark]] on 24 March 2011.<ref>{{cite news |first=Jamie |last=Bradbury |title=Victory in Viborg |url=http://www.thefa.com/England/mens-under-21s/News/match-centre/2011/DenmarkEngland |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=24 March 2011 |accessdate=24 March 2011 }}</ref> Welbeck then started the first game of England's campaign at the [[2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship]] against [[Spain national under-21 football team|Spain]]. Welbeck scored an 88th-minute equaliser as England began the tournament with a 1–1 draw.
 
 
===England senior team===
 
On 18 November 2008, it was reported that the [[Ghana Football Association]] was keeping tabs on Welbeck, with a view to him representing the [[Ghana national football team|Ghana national team]] in the future.<ref name="ghana"/> On 29 March 2011 Welbeck was called up to the England squad, for their friendly fixture against Ghana.<ref>{{cite news |title=Welbeck Called Up |url=http://www.thefa.com/England/News/match-centre/2011/England-v-Ghana/Match-Previews/welbeck/ |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=29 March 2011|accessdate=29 March 2011}}</ref> Welbeck replaced [[Ashley Young]] in the 81st minute of a 1–1 draw with Ghana at [[Wembley Stadium]].<ref>{{cite news |first=Phil |last=McNulty |title=England 1–1 Ghana |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/9438254.stm |work=BBC Sport |publisher=British Broadcasting Corporation |date=29 March 2011 |accessdate=29 March 2011 }}</ref> He has been further picked for the friendly against the Netherlands on 10 August 2011,<ref name="picked4Netherlands">{{cite news|title=Danny Welbeck picked in England squad to face Netherlands|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/14433667|accessdate=7 August 2011|work=BBC Sport|date=6 August 2011 }}</ref> however that match was called off due to the [[2011 England riots|riots in London]]. He played in England's deciding Euro 2012 qualifier against [[Montenegro national football team|Montenegro]] on 7 October 2011, coming on as a substitute for [[Theo Walcott]] in the second half.<ref name="picked4Montenegro">{{cite news |title=England squad for Montenegro clash
 
|url=http://www.thefa.com/England/News/match-centre/2011/Montenegro-v-England/Match-Previews/england-squad-named |work=TheFA.com |publisher=The Football Association |date=2 October 2011 |accessdate=2 October 2011 }}</ref> On 29 May 2012, Welbeck was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for [[Roy Hodgson]]'s England squad for [[UEFA Euro 2012]]. On 2 June 2012, he scored his first goal for England in a 1–0 win against [[Belgium national football team|Belgium]], with a chip over goalkeeper [[Simon Mignolet]] after collecting a through ball from his Manchester United team-mate [[Ashley Young]].<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18294160 "England 1–0 Belgium"] 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.</ref> On 15 June 2012, Welbeck scored a dramatic backheeled winning goal in the 79th minute as England beat Sweden 3–2 in [[Euro 2012]] in Kiev.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18181790 "Sweden 2–3 England"] 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.</ref>
 
 
===International goals===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! # !! Date !! Venue !! Cap !! Opponent !! Score !! Result !! Competition
 
|-
 
| 1 || 2 June 2012 || [[Wembley Stadium]], [[London]], [[England]] || 5 || {{fb|Belgium}} || style="text-align:center;"|'''1'''–0 || style="text-align:center;"|1–0</center> || [[Exhibition game|Friendly]]
 
|-
 
| 2 || 15 June 2012 || [[Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex]], [[Kiev]], [[Ukraine]] || 7 || {{fb|Sweden}} || style="text-align:center;"|2–'''3''' || style="text-align:center;"|2–3 || [[UEFA Euro 2012]]
 
|-
 
| 3 || rowspan="2"|12 October 2012 || rowspan="2"|Wembley Stadium, London, England || rowspan="2"|12 || rowspan="2"|{{fb|San Marino}} || style="text-align:center;"|'''2'''–0 || rowspan="2" style="text-align:center;"|5–0 || rowspan="2"|[[2014 FIFA World Cup qualification]]
 
|-
 
| 4 || style="text-align:center;"|'''4'''–0
 
|-
 
| 5 || 14 November 2012 || [[Friends Arena]], [[Solna Municipality|Solna]], [[Sweden]] || 14 || {{fb|Sweden}} || style="text-align:center;"|1–'''1''' || style="text-align:center;"|4–2 || Friendly
 
|-
 
| 6 || 14 August 2013 || [[Wembley Stadium]], [[London]], [[England]] || 17 || {{fb|Scotland}} || style="text-align:center;"|'''2'''–2 || style="text-align:center;"|3–2 || Friendly
 
|-
 
| 7 || rowspan="2"|6 September 2013 || rowspan="2"|Wembley Stadium, London, England || rowspan="2"|18 || rowspan="2"|{{fb|Moldova}} || style="text-align:center;"|'''3'''–0 || rowspan="2" style="text-align:center;"|4–0 || rowspan="2"|[[2014 FIFA World Cup qualification]]
 
|-
 
| 8 || style="text-align:center;"|'''4'''–0
 
|}
 
 
==Career statistics==
 
===Club===
 
{{updated|1 February 2014.}}<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.stretfordend.co.uk/playermenu/welbeck.html |title=Danny Welbeck |accessdate=2 February 2010 |publisher=StretfordEnd.co.uk }}</ref>
 
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!rowspan="2"|Club
 
!rowspan="2"|Season
 
!colspan="2"|League
 
!colspan="2"|FA Cup
 
!colspan="2"|League Cup
 
!colspan="2"|[[UEFA#Club|Europe]]
 
!colspan="2"|Other<ref group="nb">Includes other competitive competitions, including the [[FA Community Shield]], [[UEFA Super Cup]], [[FIFA Club World Cup]]</ref>
 
!colspan="2"|Total
 
|-
 
!Apps!!Goals!!Apps!!Goals!!Apps!!Goals!!Apps!!Goals!!Apps!!Goals!!Apps!!Goals
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"|[[Manchester United F.C.|Manchester United]]
 
|[[2008–09 Manchester United F.C. season|2008–09]]
 
|3||1||5||2||5||0||0||0||0||0||13||3
 
|-
 
|[[2009–10 Manchester United F.C. season|2009–10]]
 
|5||0||1||0||3||2||2||0||0||0||11||2
 
|-
 
|[[Preston North End F.C.|Preston North End]] (loan)
 
|[[2009–10 Football League Championship|2009–10]]
 
|8||2||0||0||0||0||colspan="2"|–||colspan="2"|–||8||2
 
|-
 
|[[Sunderland A.F.C.|Sunderland]] (loan)
 
|[[2010–11 Premier League|2010–11]]
 
|26||6||0||0||2||0||colspan="2"|–||colspan="2"|–||28||6
 
|-
 
|rowspan="4"|[[Manchester United F.C.|Manchester United]]
 
|[[2011–12 Manchester United F.C. season|2011–12]]
 
|30||9||2||1||1||0||5||2||1||0||39||12
 
|-
 
|[[2012–13 Manchester United F.C. season|2012–13]]
 
|27||1||4||0||2||0||7||1||colspan="2"|–||40||2
 
|-
 
|[[2013–14 Manchester United F.C. season|2013–14]]
 
|17||8||1||0||4||0||1||1||1||0||24||9
 
|-
 
!Total
 
!82!!19!!13!!3!!15!!2!!15!!4!!2!!0!!127!!28
 
|-
 
!colspan="2"|Career total
 
!116!!27!!13!!3!!17!!2!!15!!4!!2!!0!!165!!36
 
|}
 
 
==Honours==
 
===Club===
 
;Manchester United
 
*[[Premier League]] (1): [[2012–13 Premier League|2012–13]]
 
*[[Football League Cup]] (1): [[2009 Football League Cup Final|2008–09]]
 
*[[FA Community Shield]] (2): [[2011 FA Community Shield|2011]], [[2013 FA Community Shield|2013]]
 
*[[FIFA Club World Cup]] (1): [[2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final|2008]]
 
 
===Individual===
 
*[[Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year]] (1): [[2007–08 Manchester United F.C. season|2007–08]]
 
 
==Playing style==
 
Due to his height, running style, and skin colour, Welbeck has been compared to [[Togo]]lese striker [[Emmanuel Adebayor]] and [[Nigeria]]n striker [[Nwankwo Kanu]],<ref>{{cite news |last=Herbert |first=Ian |title=Welbeck the pick of United's latest crop |url=http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/fa-league-cups/welbeck-the-pick-of-uniteds-latest-crop-1634182.html |work=The Independent |publisher=Independent Print |date=28 February 2009 |accessdate=28 December 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite news |title=Danny Welbeck Profile |url=http://espnfc.com/player/_/id/115271/danny-welbeck |work=ESPN FC |publisher=ESPN Internet Ventures |accessdate=28 December 2013 }}</ref> but styled his game on his boyhood hero [[Thierry Henry]].<ref>{{cite news |title=Prodigious United Talent Hails Arsenal Legend |url=http://www.sport.co.uk/football/prodigious-united-talent-hails-arsenal-legend/23110 |publisher=Sport.co.uk |date=10 July 2009 |accessdate=28 December 2013 }}</ref>
 
 
He has also been known for his work-rate and has been described as strong, quick, and very good in the air.<ref>{{cite news |first=Stuart |last=Mathieson |title=Welbeck hopes to follow Hughes path |url=http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/welbeck-hopes-to-follow-hughes-path-940658 |work=Manchester Evening News |publisher=MEN Media |date=23 January 2008 |accessdate=28 January 2008 }}</ref>
 
 
Critics have acknowledged the strength in Welbeck's style of play such as his work-rate, pace and intelligence in following tactical command, especially after his performance in both of the knock-out stage matches against [[Real Madrid]].<ref>{{cite news |title=Welbeck showed electric pace and intelligence... he didn't deserve to lose
 
|url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2288780/Manchester-United-v-Real-Madrid--Martin-Keown-Danny-Welbeck-showed-electric-pace-intelligence--didnt-deserve-lose.html |work=Mail Online |publisher=Associated Newspapers |date=6 March 2013 }}</ref>
 
Welbeck is regularly picked for England (amassed 11 appearances in year 2012) despite starting just handful of game at club level. With [[Roy Hodgson]] favouring the 4–3–3 formation, Welbeck's ability in supporting the attack, pressing the midfield and holding up the ball fit into the system.<ref>{{cite news |title=Who should start as England's third forward – Danny Welbeck or Daniel Sturridge? |url=http://hereisthecity.com/2013/03/22/nh-who-should-start-as-englands-third-forward-danny-welbeck-or-d/ |work=HITC Sport |publisher=Entrepreneur |date=22 March 2013 |accessdate=28 December 2013 }}</ref><ref>{{cite news |title=Danny Welbeck wins his England spurs in attempt to unseat Jermain Defoe |url=http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2012/oct/14/england-danny-welbeck-jermain-defoe |work=The Guardian |publisher=Guardian News and Media |date=14 October 2012 |accessdate=19 January 2014}}</ref>
 
 
==Notes==
 
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==References==
 
{{Reflist|30em}}
 
 
==External links==
 
{{commons category|Danny Welbeck}}
 
* [http://www.manutd.com/en/Players-And-Staff/First-Team/Danny-Welbeck.aspx Profile] at ManUtd.com
 
* {{soccerbase|48971|Danny Welbeck}}
 
*{{Englandstats|id=1175|name=Danny Welbeck}}
 
 
{{England squad UEFA Euro 2012}}
 
{{Manchester United F.C. squad}}
 
 
{{Persondata
 
| NAME = Welbeck, Danny
 
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Welbeck, Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah
 
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = English footballer
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = 26 November 1990
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Longsight, Manchester, England
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
| PLACE OF DEATH = Senegal
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Welbeck, Danny}}
 
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