Manchester United’s interim manager Ryan Giggs claims Danny Welbeck will not be leaving the club, despite recent reports to the contrary.
As David Moyes neared the end of his doomed tenure at Old Trafford, stories began to circulate that the England international was not happy being regularly played out of position, and was seeking a move elsewhere.
Suddenly the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal were being linked with the 23-year-old. But now Giggs has moved to quash suggestions that Welbeck could be on his way this summer.
In quotes published by Sky Sports, the Welshman said of Welbeck, “We won’t be selling him.
“We showed that the other night that bringing young players through is an important part of the club’s culture and history.
“We wouldn’t like to lose someone like Danny because he has done that; he has been here since eight or nine. So we want to keep him.”
The young front-man may not always feature in his preferred position, but he is an extremely important part of the team and his unflinching work ethic is often called upon in the biggest matches – not least in Europe.
While Giggs may not want to part with Welbeck, the decision could ultimately be that of the new man in charge. But something tells me the current boss – however temporary – will still have a big role to play at the club in the future…just like Welbeck.