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Maligned Man United star can be England’s hero against Italy

Date: 13th June 2014 at 6:55pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Much-maligned Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck hits like a spoonful of outdated Marmite; many hate him, others are prepared to abide him, but nobody loves him or particularly enjoys the experience. The 23 year-old draws many comparisons another controversial England forward - Emile Heskey. Not only because both attackers attempt make up for their glaring inadequacies in front of goal by asserting their physicality whenever possible, but because both have emerged as favourites of Three Lions managers seemingly without ever justifying such coveted status at club level. But tomorrow night, Welbeck has the opportunity for redemption. England face Italy in their opening World Cup fixture, a result which will set the precedent for the Three Lions' two remaining matches in Group  D. In other words, losing to the Azzurri is not an option, unless England's shaky defence is prepared to take its chances against two of Europe's hottest strikers in Uruguay's Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. If we are to beat Cesare Prandelli's men, lessons ... Read More

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