Manchester United icon Wes Brown has revealed that he was disappointed the day Danny Welbeck was sold which came under Louis van Gaal‘s management.
The Englishman left Old Trafford to join Arsenal under dubious circumstances as the departure split fans almost in half.
Some United supporters were upset a player from their own academy and a local youngster was being sold to a rival in the Gunners.
Others believed the London club paid decent money for a player who was unlikely to ever be a regular starter under Louis van Gaal.
Brown though has opened up on his thoughts on the matter, feeling the same way as the former set of fans felt when Welbeck departed.
According to the Express, Wes said to Sport Witness: “Danny used to live right across the road and he is close friends with my little brother as well.
“He was playing on the streets with us, maybe when he was four, five. He managed to break through at United and was let go. It’s disappointing for me because he is a Manchester lad, but that’s football, you know.
“He is a strong and talented lad. He has had his ups and downs at Arsenal, but that doesn’t stop him from being such a good talent.”
It’s fair to say Danny hasn’t really impressed since moving to Arsenal as he’s struggled consistently with injuries and bouts of poor form.
The striker or left winger didn’t quite have the same impact that Robin van Persie had when he moved to Manchester United.
While the Dutchman almost singlehandedly won the title for Sir Alex Ferguson, Danny Welbeck is unable to regularly feature in the Gunners first team.
Who knows what could’ve happened had he remained at Old Trafford and it certainly hurts every United supporter whenever they see him in a red shirt that’s not their own.