Hot on the heels of fellow Manchester United FC striker Federico Macheda signing improved terms, England Under-21 forward Daniel Welbeck has pledged his future to Old Trafford with a new contract tying him to the club until June 2013.
Welbeck, 19, has caught the eye as a starter in United's last two UEFA Champions League Group B games. He now emulates Macheda, who reiterated his allegiance earlier this month, in showing his commitment to Sir Alex Ferguson's side. "We are delighted," said the United manager. "We see Danny as one of the great young players who has emerged from the academy. He will have a terrific career and we are glad he has placed his trust in us."
A member of the England squads that finished runners-up at the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the U19 event in 2009, Welbeck added: "I am really happy, there was never a doubt that this is where I want to be. I am enjoying every minute and learning so much from all the great players here. I would like to thank Sir Alex, the club and the fans for all their support."
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