‘Leaving United for Arsenal was good decision by Welbeck’, says Scholes

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says the decision by Danny Welbeck to join Arsenal on transfer deadline day was a good one – and admits that the Red Devils miss the ‘energy’ that the England striker once gave them.

Welbeck faces his former club for the first time on Saturday since his £16million move to north London in the last few hours of deadline day.

The England striker has scored five goals for the Gunners this season – more than Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Falcao, and Scholes insists that his goalscoring record is enough to justify his reasoning to leave Old Trafford.

“It has worked out quite well for him”, Scholes said in his Daily Express column.

“Danny has great physical strength and pace. However, it is not in his nature to knock defenders about. If I had his kind of physique as a player that is exactly what I would have done, but Danny is different.

“He seems more suited, temperamentally, to the tiki-taka passing game that Arsenal like to play around the edge of their opponents’ area. I think they could use his pace and power more.

“In terms of United, they miss the energy that Danny once gave them in attack. My view has not changed: he should not have been sold and recently I have felt that United have looked a bit pedestrian going forward. As a United fan I am a little concerned for them going into Saturday’s game.”

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