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Dwight Yorke slams Manchester United for pathetic Danny Welbeck sale

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Dwight Yorke has labelled Manchester United "pathetic" for the way they dealt with Danny Welbeck's departure, claiming the striker's £16 million sale to Arsenal is a "disgrace". (Manchester Evening News)

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The former Red Devils star - who won the treble in 1999 - was stunned by Louis van Gaal's transfer decision, and believes Arsene Wenger has secured something of a bargain by bringing the 23-year-old to the Emirates.

Yorke pointed to other deals completed over the summer, like Luke Shaw's £27m move from Southampton and Adam Lallana's £25m switch to Liverpool as evidence that Manchester United let Welbeck leave on the cheap.

He feels that the England international will prove his true value in a central striker role for the Gunners, having already netted a hat-trick for his new club against Galatasaray in the Champions League.

Manchester United gossip:

Manchester United have been alerted to the availability of Spanish winger Pedro after Barcelona contacted a host of suitors to sound the player out for a possible transfer. (The Express)

The 27-year-old has a £115 million buyout clause written into his current contract at Camp Nou, but could now leave the Catalan club for a cut-price £25 million.

Manchester United have already agreed to make Radamel Falcao's transfer to Old Trafford permanent after negotiating a £43 million deal with the striker's full-time employers AS Monaco. (The Metro)

The Red Devils are so keen to secure the Colombia international's signature that they could announce the big-money move as soon as the transfer window reopens in January.

Newcastle star Cheick Tiote has shocked Manchester United today, by admitting that he has no intention of leaving St James' Park. (The Express)

The Ivory Coast international has been hotly tipped to leave Alan Pardew’s Premier League strugglers, with a dream move to one of the league’s biggest sides said to be in the offing for around £15 million.

Danny Welbeck has publicly hit out at Louis van Gaal, after the Manchester United manager sold him to Arsenal last month for £16 million. (Daily Star)

The Red Devils boss previously stated that the England international was not up to the level required at Old Trafford, and Welbeck has responded after an impressive start to life with the Gunners.

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