Odds slashed on Manchester United re-signing Arsenal's Danny Welbeck

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck in action with Norwich's Nathan Redmond

Could Jose Mourinho bring back Danny Welbeck from Arsenal?

Mourinho leaves his house in LondonMourinho leaves his house in London

Could new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reverse Louis van Gaal's most controversial transfer?

The now sacked Dutch boss split United fans in his first summer in charge when he sold academy striker turned international, Danny Welbeck.

Not only did he let Welbeck go, but he sold him to Arsenal, who have finished above United now in three consecutive seasons.

Now bookmakers Ladbrokes believe the striker could make a stunning return to Old Trafford.

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck in action with Norwich's Nathan RedmondArsenal's Danny Welbeck in action with Norwich's Nathan Redmond

Odds have been slashed on United re-signing Welbeck to just 3/1, while Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel is as short as 4/1. The firm have already suspended betting on Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining the Red Devils.

Ladbrokes News’ Dave Burin told HITC: “Expect to see an overhaul of the Old Trafford squad now Jose’s in town. The betting suggests there's a good chance Welbeck will return home to join Mourinho’s Man United revolution.”

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo in action with Arsenal's Danny WelbeckManchester United's Marcos Rojo in action with Arsenal's Danny Welbeck

Welbeck haunted United in his first season at Arsenal by knocking them out of the FA Cup, but his second season at the Gunners was disappointing, ruined by injury, which has kept him out of the Euro 2016 squad.

He is no better off at Arsenal in terms of playing time than he was at United before he left, with the Gunners expected to bring in a striker this summer.

We suspect Mourinho will want to bring in a bigger name, while Marcus Rashford's emergence suggests United do not have a need for Welbeck, but this is an interesting development to keep an eye on all the same.

Javi Martinez - Bayern Munich and Danny Welbeck - Manchester UnitedJavi Martinez - Bayern Munich and Danny Welbeck - Manchester United

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