Danny Welbeck has questioned comments made by Manchester United manager David Moyes, suggesting that he needs extra training, reports The Guardian.
The 23-year-old striker says he has been staying behind at the end of sessions ever since he joined the club, and did not need telling about just how hard you need to work if you are to succeed at Old Trafford.
Welbeck returned to the Red Devils starting line-up in last weekend's 3-0 win over Aston Villa, playing in a central striking role in the absence of the injured Robin van Persie.
The England international's quick-fire brace set Manchester United well on their way to victory at Villa Park, taking his individual tally to five Premier League goals in 2013/14.
Earlier this week, Moyes revealed the talks he had with Welbeck saying: "I've got to say we had a word with him about a month ago and we said that he needs to be the last off the training field.
"Wayne [Rooney]'s out there practising his finishing each day, whether it's taking free-kicks, shooting from tight angles or bending them in, whatever it may be Wayne's practising.
"I said: 'Danny, you need to be out there every day finishing, even if it's 15 minutes at the end.'"
Welbeck has struggled for a regular place in Moyes' side this season, and appeared to respond frustratingly to the Manchester United boss' latest comments, that he should follow the example of team-mate Rooney.
"I have been doing that ever since I have been at United," he enthused. "Obviously I have been injured this season so maybe the manager has not seen me on the training pitch as much. Maybe, I haven't seen what he has said.
"Obviously, at Manchester United, I want to be working hard and I have been doing that ever since I was a young kid. I just want to keep on getting better and improving.
"Those extra hours on the training pitch, whether it be with the boys or individually, I am just looking to improve."