Old Trafford legend critical of United star: NOT a big game player!

Danny Welbeck

Manchester United goal-scorer appraises current striker Danny Welbeck.

Legendary Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke, who collected a hat-trick of Premier League titles, a Champions League trophy and an FA Cup winner's medal during a four year spell at Old Trafford, believes that striker Danny Welbeck - who either scores or sets up a goal once every 139 minutes on average in all competitions - struggles to make an impact in the more significant matches in a season.

While Welbeck's pace did baffle Bayern's defence and when gifted a one-on-one chance against Manuel Neuer via Wayne Rooney, the fleet-footed Englishman chipped with a weak technique (pictured above) when he really should have dribbled the ball to the right of Neuer before slotting the ball into an open net.

"We know in the past that the one thing lacking in Danny’s game is his opportunity to put away the big moments in the big games," said Yorke, to Sky Sports.

"I am sure he will be looking back at this moment and thinking 'why have I done that?' Everything about that was not how you should finish a goal – he made it a lot easier for the goalkeeper.

"The last thing you need is to go straight down the goalkeeper’s throat; you need to shift that ball to the goalkeeper’s right and then he would have had an open goal.

"It turned up to be a nothing finish which was very disappointing. If he had taken that opportunity then things could have been different.”

United tied the game 1-1 and, even though the score could have been different had Welbeck converted, they still have it all to play for in Munich next week.

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