Exclusive – Man United should NOT have sold Welbeck to Arsenal, claims Robson

first_imgManchester United legend Bryan Robson believes the club should have held on to Danny Welbeck.The Red Devils sold the striker to rivals Arsenal in a £16million deal on transfer deadline day, while Tom Cleverley, Javier Hernandez, Shinji Kagawa and Alex Buttner, among others, also left Old Trafford this summer.But Robson insists the 23-year-old striker should not have been shown the exit door.“The players Manchester United allowed to leave were all good business, apart from Danny Welbeck,” the former England captain told talkSPORT. “I would have kept him. He’s a great lad and a good, honest player.“You would always get 100 per cent from Danny in every match. He never gets injured and would have been a good squad member.“The manager has made that decision [however] and Danny will have a great career at Arsenal. He’ll be playing all the time and will do well for them.”Radamel Falcao was among a number of top stars who arrived at Manchester United this summer, and Robson added that, while it may take time to blend the squad together, Louis van Gaal must be targeting a return to Europe’s top table.“When you have the quality of players Manchester United have got now, a top four spot and Champions League football next season has to be their aim,” he continued.“I don’t think they’re quite ready to challenge Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title though.”last_img

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