One Manchester Utd squad member who will have more reason to be cheerful than most when Aston Villa visit Old Trafford is Danny Welbeck, who can expect a rare start in his favoured position if David Moyes reverts to his favoured 4-2-3-1.
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Here’s why it’s Danny’s time to shine:
Seven starts as a centre forward have yielded Welbeck an impressive five goals.
When he plays in his natural position the lad from Longsight is every bit as reliable a goal-snaffler as his more celebrated colleagues, as Villa know all too well.
The England man has notched three times in his last two starts against the Villans.
No Premier League side past or present has conceded more Welbeck goals than Birmingham’s finest.
His trio of hits against Paul Lambert’s men include a brace in a man of the match showing when deployed as centre forward against them earlier this season.
Welbeck’s ratio of a goal every 141 Premier League minutes in 2013/14 is better than Rooney’s (169).
It’s not all that far behind Van Persie’s goal every 133 minutes either, suggesting Welbeck is fairly lethal with his chances when they do come.
That’s before it’s even considered that he is often shunted out to the wing, where his propensity for putting in a shift that would put a galley full of Glaswegian oarsmen to shame is so useful.