Is it too little, too late for the out of form striker Danny Welbeck? He has impressed at International level for England scoring eight goals for the senior side but has failed to prove himself worthy at Manchester United, scoring only 13 league goals since making his senior debut in 2008.
With attacking players outshining Welbeck such as Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, he may find himself falling down the pecking order as under-used striker Javier Hernandez is determined to win back his place in the starting XI.
He has been given too many chances in the starting line up to make an impact, and he's showing no consistency in his performances.
Hernandez, however, has been given only three appearances by David Moyes this season, and has already scored one very important goal in the 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Capital One Cup in September. If 'Chicharito' was given more chances, would this be reflected in the results? Of course it would.
Welbeck has scored some important goals during his time at Manchester United, but i feel that if he is to become first choice ahead of currently out-of-form Van Persie, he must deliver the goods.
Welbeck is capable of scoring, he has the speed and agility to run rings around most defenders in the Premier League and he has also the ability to link play and make his presence known - as seen in possibly one of the best games played by Welbeck, against Real Madrid back in February. At that point in time, it seemed like the 22-year-old was finally finding his feet.
Welbeck's finishing skills are something that is questioned by almost any Manchester United fan, he's missed great opportunities and chances on goal that were his to score.
However, it's a different story when it comes to England. He seems like a different player, he knows where he needs to be, he get's the ball where it should be and the magic happens.
He was sent on loan to Preston & Sunderland between 2010-2011, where he scored 8 goals in 36 combined appearances for the clubs. But maybe the Old Trafford club are too big for Welbeck, maybe he should have another loan spell?
At 22, he's not at the peak of his career and he has plenty of time to establish himself, but whether this will be at Manchester United will be running through Moyes' mind.
Welbeck and Hernandez may still not win a place in the starting eleven, regardless of van Persie's current dip in form, as Wayne Rooney has revealed he's happy with his current position as a striker rather than supporting van Persie in midfield. While he's delivering goals that are keeping Manchester United in the top half of the table, Moyes will have no choice but to give the striker the role he desires.
With both Jesse Lingard and Federico Macheda impressing on loan for Birmingham City & Doncaster Rovers respectively, Moyes has talent at his expense, whether he chooses to use it, only time will tell.
Who do you feel should be given a chance to make the impact needed in the upcoming games? Welbeck or Hernandez? Or neither? Maybe Rooney and van Persie are the ideal men for the job. Leave your comments below.
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