Rio Ferdinad has advised Manchester United to re-sign Danny Welbeck to solve their attacking issues following their nightmare start to the 2022/23 Premier League season, Newspremises reports.
Ferdinand was impressed by the performance of Welbeck who inspired Brighton to a 2-1 win against United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Welbeck was a torn in the flesh of his former side and provided the assist for Brighton’s first goal.
And Ferdinand has now expressed his belief that the Seagulls forward could make an impact as a foil for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ferdinand said of a potential return to Old Trafford for his old team-mate: “Danny Welbeck starts for Man United today [Sunday] in this game.
“Welbeck walked out of that tunnel and you could see, shoulders back, chest out, thinking – ‘I will terrorize these two [Martinez and Maguire]’.
“That’s how he played today, he looked like prime-time Danny Welbeck at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid 10 years ago.
“On today’s (Sunday) performance, no doubt. If you want a back-up striker, you wouldn’t go far wrong with Danny Welbeck.
“Say to him, ‘you’re going to play 15/20 games over the season, fill in for Cristiano’. It gives us the legs, gives us the movement – the running behind defenders like he did today and it frees up the space for the likes of Bruno [Fernandes].”
Welbeck scored 29 goals in 142 appearances during his six-year spell at United before joining Arsenal in 2014.
He has spent the last two years of his career at Brighton.