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United show faith in Welbeck

Published: Friday 11 December 2009, 17.01CET
Sir Alex Ferguson called Daniel Welbeck a "great young player" after the England Under-21 striker signed new terms tying him to last season's UEFA Champions League finalists until June 2013.
United show faith in Welbeck
Daniel Welbeck is set to stay at Manchester United until 2013 ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 11 December 2009, 17.01CET

United show faith in Welbeck

Sir Alex Ferguson called Daniel Welbeck a "great young player" after the England Under-21 striker signed new terms tying him to last season's UEFA Champions League finalists until June 2013.

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.

'Terrific career'
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."

England success
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."

Last updated: 11/12/09 15.30CET

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