Sir Alex Ferguson stands by misfiring star

Manchester United forward Danny WelbeckSir Alex Ferguson has no concerns over Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck’s lack of goals this season.

Welbeck grabbed 12 goals last season but has managed just two this term, although he has netted three times for England.

Ferguson believes the 22-year-old will become a regular goalscorer in the future and feels the fact the striker has been used in a variety of roles this season has impacted on his goal tally.

“Last year he had 12 goals, this year he’s only got two, so that’s a big drop,” Ferguson told Inside United.

“But that drop doesn’t concern us because he still applies himself really well and still looks to score, still looks to get a chance and with that kind of courage he will eventually become a regular goalscorer.

“Maybe he doesn’t appreciate us moving him around in various positions and we’ve maybe overused that because he is young.

“But his value to the club is there because I know he can do a job for me in any of those positions.

“It’s a fantastic asset when you have a player who is as adaptable as that.

“But I think he will find his role through the middle once he gets that maturity and gets into a more consistent way of scoring.”

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