Man Utd continuing talks with Welbeck

tribalfootball.com July 21, 2012, 6:05 am

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says the club is continuing contract talks with striker Danny Welbeck.

The 21-year old had an impressive season with the Red Devils which saw him become a key player in the England team and Ferguson insists he wants to retain his services.

Talks with Welbeck's representatives - his brothers - are underway with Ferguson confirming he is not quite sure where things are at this stage but insisting he wants to see the talented attacker keep improving at Old Trafford.

"We are negotiating with Danny's brothers. They represent him. It's difficult to say where we are with that at this moment in time," Fergie told Press Association Sport.

"If you look at the games he played for England at the Euros, he's never played three games in seven days before - well, certainly not for us. So he did really well in that respect. That's where maturity and development comes in.

"We've fostered him. He's always had growth spurts and things like that, so we fostered him right that period when he was developing. I don't think he's got his full body yet. I think there's a lot of growth in him yet. I don't think he'll get taller, he's six-foot-three now.

"He's very powerful and, once that growth thing stops, I think you'll find he can play three games in seven games. There won't be a problem with that. He's got good movement, courage and confidence with the ball.

"Obviously, he will have to improve his goalscoring. I think he got nine goals last season but if you are going to be a top striker you have to get 20 goals or above. That will happen to him, I think he will do that."

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