The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the striker Danny Welbeck will be getting opportunities to play this season after the striker has found himself increasingly on the bench since the arrival of Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman was signed from Arsenal for £ 24 million on a huge contract, which means that Sir Alex Ferguson has often resorted to using the new striker in favour of Danny Welbeck. The England international came through the ranks at Manchester United and was one of the revelations for the club last season. Even though United failed to win any trophy, it was a successful season for Welbeck on a personal level.

Ferguson has confirmed that he is likely to rest a number of first-team players for the match against Galatasaray in the Champions League. Manchester United are currently in the first place in the group, with their progression to the last 16 stage already confirmed. This means that Danny Welbeck is likely to get a rare first-team outing. Since Roy Hodgson was appointed as the England manager, Danny Welbeck has been one of the regulars for England having scored five goals in just 10 matches. Yet, he has found first-team opportunities limited at United.

“It is difficult for me. I don’t know how I can answer it other than to say, with Van Persie coming in and Wayne Rooney, you tend to rely on the experience of these players. But what we have to try and do is alternate selections so Danny feels he is making a contribution. The important thing is that they feel as though they are making a contribution over the course of the season. That is what the four of them did in 1999," said Ferguson ahead of the Champions League match with Galatasaray.