Former Man United boss slams striker sale

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has slammed Louis Van Gaal for sanctioning the sale of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.

The Dutchman allowed the England striker to complete a £16million move to Premier League rivals Arsenal on deadline day, with the 23-year-old going on to net five goals in his opening 12 games for the Gunners.

But the new Real Sociedad boss insists Welbeck wouldn’t have been sold under his watch at Old Trafford, and admits he isn’t surprised at how well the striker has settled in to life in north London.

He told talkSPORT: “You make your own decisions.

“Every manager is entitled to their own opinion, but it wouldn’t necessarily be mine.

“I’m not surprised one bit. He was an excellent player for me last year. If you look, we played him in nearly all the big games and I thought an awful lot of him.”

But Louis Van Gaal insists the sale of Welbeck was because he believed the forward just wasn’t able to dislodge the likes of Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie from the starting line-up.

“He takes all the benefit from playing every week, whcih was a question mark with Manchester United,” Van Gaal admitted.

“He does every well at Arsenal. I cannot judge him so good, but now I shall see him and I shall judge him. He could have also played for Manchester United, but we decided he could go.”

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