What Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney told Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck

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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney highlights a key strength of Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has revealed that he told Danny Welbeck that he works too hard.

England international striker Welbeck was moved on by United in the summer transfer window, with Arsenal paying a reported £16 million for his services.

The 23-year-old struggled to make a huge impact at Old Trafford during his time with the Red Devils, but he has looked more confident and spirited at Arsenal.

Despite not being prolific for the Gunners - he has scored just twice in the Premier League and a hat-trick in the Champions League - Welbeck has worked hard and has been a vital part of Arsenal’s attack.

Rooney has now highlighted Welbeck’s hard work as his key strength, and has stated that he has told his compatriot before that he works a bit too much.

“I think, for Danny, and for his own personal career, it was probably the best move for him,” the forward told MUTV. “He’s done great and scored a few goals and is playing well.

"Danny gives you what he always gives you - a good shift. He works hard for the team. At times, as I said to him, he works a bit too hard but he's scoring goals and he's doing well.”

In eight Premier League appearances so far this season, Welbeck has created 14 chances, and has a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 47%.

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