Rio Ferdinand is still absolutely gutted that Manchester United let Danny Welbeck make the switch to Arsenal, and after the England international scored the winner against Leicester City on the weekend Ferdinand took to Twitter to voice his frustrations.
Louis van Gaal let Welbeck go on deadline day last season, and Ferdinand clearly believes it was a massive mistake. He insisted he was happy his former teammate was succeeding in north London, but is obviously disappointed with the direction his former club are moving.
Welbeck……..i aint even going to start…..happy for Welbz but how @manutd let him go
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 14, 2016
Welbeck hasn’t exactly been a sensation at Arsenal, but he’s certainly added something to our side. He’s been an excellent squad player and has chipped in with some really important goals – like the one against Manchester United in the FA Cup – which is exactly what you want from any squad player.
The goal he scored in the dying moments of our win over Leicester City at the Emirates could prove to be absolutely massive, and if we end up winning the Premier League this past weekend may end up being a huge turning point. A loss would have put us in serious trouble, while a draw would still have left Leicester in a strong position heading into a relatively simple run of games. Welbeck’s goal has closed the gap and kept us level with Tottenham, and may well prove a season changer.
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The fact that he scored the goal on his return from injury and having only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes makes it even sweeter, and hopefully for him and for us it proves to be as big a goal as it has the potential to be.