Van Gaal: Sales Welbeck It Right
Manchester – Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck haunt after helping Arsenal win 2-1 in the FA Cup. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists his decision to sell Welbeck is right.
Welbeck marked his first comeback to Old Trafford by scoring the decisive goal which passed the Gunners into the semi-finals.
The goal came in the 61st minute. Backpass Antonio Valencia to David de Gea is too short so that the Manchester United goalkeeper must intercept the ball leaving the nest to be seized Welbeck but failed. Faced with the empty goal, Welbeck did not make a mistake to struck the ball.
It was his eighth goal Welbeck since crossed into North London in the summer of 2012 after spending his career with Manchester United since joining their youth academy.
When asked whether the sale Welbeck has the right, Van Gaal said: “Yes. It always happens in football.”
“Also when a player scored a lot of goals against his former club as he should be motivated. But, I think we own that makes the creation of that goal,” said Van Gaal in ESPNFC.
“I was also surprised (Arsene, Arsenal manager) Wenger put him in the line-up to fill that position (lone striker).”
No doubt Van Gaal’s decision to sell Welbeck is quite surprising for some supporters of the ‘Red Devils’. Welbeck sold to make room for a loan striker Radamel Falcao, who in fact did not contribute as expected.
“I can not change it. I can not change the facts, and you know it,” said Van Gaal when asked about the performance of Falcao.