Danny Welbeck will be in Euro 2012 squad - Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck will be in England's squad for the Euro 2012 Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

Welbeck, 21, made his England debut in March 2011 against Ghana and also featured against Montenegro and Spain.

United boss Ferguson said: "I think he will be [in the squad].

"He is developing into a very strong athlete and when he gets moving, he is really quick. When he plays regularly he has been getting a goal a game."

Welbeck impressed in the early part of the season, scoring five goals in seven games at the start of the campaign and, after a run of 10 games without a goal, has added four more in his last six, including last weekend's winner at Arsenal.


  • 2007-present: Man Utd
  • Jan-Jun 2010: Preston (loan)
  • Aug 2010-May 2011: Sunderland (loan)
  • Total appearances: 82
  • Goals: 22

"We expected him to do well this year," said Ferguson.

"We did the right thing sending Danny to Sunderland last season.

"The issue with him now is the physical side. When he was 16 he had problems with his knees because he was growing, then he had some thigh problems.

"It was nothing serious, just a matter of waiting for him to develop into a man, which we are seeing the signs of now. He has a great physique but there is still more to come."

Two years ago, Ferguson claimed Welbeck was good enough to go to the World Cup before injuries prevented the then teenager from developing quickly enough.