Brighton striker had friends and family in stands at Old Trafford

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck came back to haunt Manchester United over the weekend and he had United-supporting friends and family in the stands at Old Trafford.

Brighton came away with a comfortable 3-1 win over the Reds and Welbeck scored their opening goal in the 20th minute after being left unmarked inside the box.

After coming through the academy and leaving United to join Arsenal in 2014, it wasn’t the first time Welbeck has come back to haunt his boyhood club. It was his fourth league goal against United but he says this isn’t something he focuses on ahead of games.

Welbeck scored 29 goals as an academy graduate at United and made 142 appearances.

In an interview with My Albion TV, Welbeck admitted he has friends and family in the stands at the match, though I doubt any of them wanted him getting three points.

“There have been some changes down in the dressing room area and the corridors, but it’s nice to come here with the lads and produce a big performance. It was a tough first 10 minutes for us but after that, we settled into the game,” Welbeck said.

“We we calm, composed and played out from the back. The manager has instilled that confidence in us and everywhere we go we want to get the three points, whether it would be home or away, we set up well.

“If we play at our best, we can beat anyone and today was no different, we prepared really well for the game. At Watford, it was a bit of a tough period for me and it’s difficult coming back from a serious injury.

“I’ve seen a few in the stands [people he knows], United fans, friends and family but I’m here to be professional, do my job and I did that today. Got three points and that’s the most important thing.”

Hopefully Welbeck doesn’t manage anymore goals against us this season.

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