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Welbeck: I'm over the moon

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Danny Welbeck was feeling on top of the world following his match winning strike in Manchester United's win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Antonio Valencia had given United the lead just before half-time when he ghosted in at the far post to head a Ryan Giggs cross past Gunners shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny.

However, Arsenal rallied in the second-half and drew level courtesy of a strike from Robin van Persie after the club captain had earlier spurned an easier opportunity.

United, though, once again displayed the mettle of potential champions as Welbeck made the most of some defensive hesitation to slam home the winner with only nine minutes remaining.

And, although the 21-year-old stole the headlines with his decisive strike, Welbeck was quick to praise the exploits of the United team as a whole.

“I’m over the moon, but the team worked tirelessly all the way through the game,” Welbeck told MUTV.

“It was a great team effort and I think we’re all just delighted to get the three points.

“We worked really hard. A few people were cramping up towards the end – I was one of the victims – but we worked really hard and it was a great team performance overall.

“We had a few chances. We played the ball accurately and made lots of precise passes to get in behind their defence and I think we did really well."

Welbeck's goal was his third in as many outings and his sixth for United in the Barclays Premier League this season.

The England striker is certainly thankful for the opportunity to prove his worth in the senior squad, and believes he and Wayne Rooney can form an exciting partnership for Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

“My aim to come and play for United’s first team and luckily I’m doing that at the moment," he added.

"To get a starting berth up top with Wazza in behind me, we’re forming a great partnership and I’m just looking forward to carrying that on."

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