Welbeck's double delight

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Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck was delighted to score twice on his starting return to the first-team, as United drew 3-3 with Basel in the Champions League.

After cameo appearances against Leeds United and Stoke City, Welbeck made his first start since picking up a hamstring injury against Arsenal which cut short his excellent start to the season.

But two goals against United's Swiss opponents is a timely return to form for the England striker, who was thrilled to help his side towards their second point in Group C.

"To get two goals in the Champions League, I'm over the moon with that," Welbeck said. "But it's a team game and I'm disappointed.

"We went into half-time 2-0 up and Manchester United should be finishing teams off. It's just not like us [to let teams back into games].


"In the second half we didn't start as bright as we should have. They gradually worked their way into the game and pulled two goals back quickly."

After being pegged back at Old Trafford, Ashley Young's 90th minute header salvaged a point, following Alexander Frei's 76th minute penalty, which looked to have earned Basel a famous win at Old Trafford.

Welbeck is quick to praise the visitors for their attack approach at the Theatre of Dreams.

"As good teams do, they came out and passed the ball well," he added. "They played it from the back well and we found it difficult.

"We're really disappointed with the result today. But we just have to get back into training and get on with it."

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