Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, who recently scored a Champions League hat-trick, has revealed that the way Louis van Gaal was using him was completely wrong, Daily Star reports.
The United manager claimed that the 23-year-old striker’s standards was not up to par with his fellow team-mates as well as criticising his finishing abilities, which eventually fuelled his departure to Arsenal.
He blasted the Dutch manager for opting to continuously use him on the flanks, rather than in his preferred striker’s position.
Welbeck said: “Nobody can really criticise my finishing because they don’t really see me playing in a forward position too often.
“But now I am getting into these positions I want to be sticking the ball in the back of the net.
“Obviously people can say I’ve not scored enough goals, but you stick the best strikers on the wing in a four-man midfield and see if they score goals.
“If you’re getting goals and getting a run of games in your preferred position, your confidence is going to grow and performances are going to grow as well.”
The England international has already netted four goals in his first five matches for the Gunners, and will now surely be looking forward to facing his former side.
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