Van Gaal: Welbeck not good enough for Manchester United
Switzerland 0 England 2 | St. Jakob-Park, BaselLouis van Gaal has revealed Danny Welbeck was allowed to leave Manchester United because he is not of the same
standard as Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie.
The 23-year-old joined Arsenal in a €20 million deal on deadline
day, while United secured Radamel Falcao from Monaco as his
replacement on a lucrative season-long loan.
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scorer Welbeck, who was brought through United’s youth system, has never
scored more than nine goals in a single league campaign during his
career, and Van Gaal has revealed that the forward’s scoring record
was the reason behind the sale.
“We have spoken with Danny Welbeck and also Chicharito before we
had the chance to can get Falcao,” the Dutchman told
“I have given all the players a chance to convince me of their
qualities. Danny Welbeck was here when he was nine.
“He played here for three seasons after Sunderland, but he doesn’t
have the record of Van Persie or Rooney and that is the standard.
That is why we let him go, because of Falcao, but also the
youngsters who can fit in.”