United ace set for new deal

Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck will open talks in the summer over a new contract, with the attacker’s wages expected to be tripled, according to Mirror Football.

The home-grown attacker has overtaken Javier Hernandez as Wayne Rooney’s first-choice strike partner, and has played a role in leading the Red Devils to the top of the league.

Welbeck is said to be earning £15,000-a-week currently, but will see his earnings tripled by the Premier League champions, and be offered a new five-year deal at the end of the campaign.

Despite Welbeck’s contract expiring in the summer of 2013, there has been no reason to suggest that he will not extend, and it is said that neither player or club are concerned about the expiring deal.

The attacker has made 38 appearances for United this term, scoring 12 goals, and it is believed that his new contract will have goal-related bonuses written into it also.

Welbeck looks like a shoe-in for England’s 2012 squad, after an excellent year for the sprightly forward.

By Gareth McKnight