Sunday, 7 April 2013

Danny Welbeck Reveals Why He's Gunning for City

Danny Welbeck has a special reason for wanting to gun down derby rivals City today - and it has nothing to do with losing the title to them on that painful final day last May.

Danny_welbeckReds striker Welbeck has a more personal motive for seeking revenge - he was snubbed by City as a kid.

Remarkably, the England striker tried out for the Blues as a youngster and was rejected.

But luckily for him, United saw the potential in the Manchester born kid and quickly snapped him up.

Welbeck said: "I've been brought up on Manchester derbies, so I know what it means to the fans and everyone around the city.

"They are always an extra special game for me particularly as I was on trial at City when I was younger bit didn't get taken on.

Welbeck, 22, may have started only three first team games against City but that does not mean he is a derby rookie - in fact, he has been playing them all his life.

He added: "I remember playing for United at under-nine and under-10 level and all the way through the youth ranks.

"Even at that age it was instilled in you about the importance of the derby. That is something that will never change.

"I remember getting a hat-trick against City for United's under-12s which was a great feeling.

"I also recall and under-14's game against them. We'd won every single game that season 
and near the end we played City, our closest rivals in the table.

"We won 1-0 and it was one of the most intense games I'd played in at that age. There were a few tackles flying in!

"It means so much whenever United play City, whatever the level."

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