Ex-Liverpool ace comments on United's decision to sell Welbeck

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The Ex-Liverpool midfielder had this to say on Manchester United's decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal

Former Liverpool star Didi Hamann says that Manchester United made the correct decision in selling Danny Welbeck, due to the competition for places up-front already at the club. 

Welbeck joined Arsenal on deadline day for £16 million in a transfer which has caused a huge amount of interest across England. 

The 23-year-old appeared to have a bright future at Old Trafford, but he was allowed to move on after the Red Devil's big spending summer and it has divided fans' opinions about whether it was a good move or not. 

Hamann, though, who now works as a pundit following his retirement from playing, feels that it was a good decision to allow Welbeck to leave due to the players that Louis Van Gaal already has to utilise in the striking positions. 

He took to Twitter today to say: "[Selling Welbeck was the] right thing to do with Rooney and van Persie in the squad. He will score plenty for Arsenal."

The German international has also not mentioned Falcao, who Welbeck would have been trying to force his way into the starting line-up ahead of at Old Trafford. 

The Colombian was brought in by United in a busy summer of additions and his arrival was the reason that Welbeck was allowed to leave, it is thought. 

The loanee, brought from Monaco, effectively made Welbeck the fourth choice striker at Old Trafford and being there was unlikely to be best for his development - when another top four side want him to lead the line.

It appears it could be a good move for all parties, too, as Welbeck has shown why Arsene Wenger has backed him to provide the goals for Arsenal before even playing for the club.

The powerful attacker was the star of England's 2-0 win against Switzerland last night, as he swept in both goals in the Three Lions's success in the first round of qualifying fixtures for the European Championships in 2016. 

It was a fine showing of the impact that he can make when playing in an advanced role, rather than on the wing, and Gunners supporters will be hoping they see many repeat performances at the Emirates. 

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