Wayne Rooney believes Danny Welbeck was right to leave Manchester United

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has insisted that Danny Welbeck made the right decision to join Arsenal this past summer, reports the club's official site.

Rooney, who still plays alongside Welbeck for the England national side, has, however, admitted that it's 'weird' watching the forward star for the north London outfit. 

First outing against United 

Welbeck looks set to come up against Manchester United for the first time tomorrow evening, and he will be desperate to prove a point to former manager Louis van Gaal. Rooney, meanwhile, will be looking for his Manchester United side to secure their first away win of the season after a disappointing opening period. 

Rooney has, though, praised Welbeck and offered him some advice as he looks to succeed at Arsenal. 

The Manchester United captain told "Danny has been here all of his life.

"He is a Manchester lad so it is weird seeing him there. But that's football nowadays and players move on.

"I think, for Danny, and for his own personal career, it was probably the best move for him. He's done great and scored a few goals and is playing well. Danny gives you what he always gives you - a good shift. He works hard for the team.

"At times, as I said to him, he works a bit too hard but he's scoring goals and he's doing well."

Manchester United fans will certainly be hoping that their former striker doesn't find the net in tomorrow's Emirates showdown. The Red Devils faithful will, however, be hoping that Rooney's current striker partner Robin van Persie shines once again against his former club. 

Goals expected 

There's no doubt about it, with the array of attacking talent set to be on the pitch tomorrow evening, there should be goals in the highly anticipated encounter. As well as Rooney and Van Persie, Louis van Gaal can also call upon the likes of Angel di Maria, Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata, whilst Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla at his disposal.

Both sides, who are placed sixth and seventh in the Premier League table, will be targeting all three points as they look to climb England's elite division sooner rather than later. 

Manchester United fans: Do you agree with Rooney? Was Welbeck right to leave your club in the summer? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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