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PREM WELBECK SET FOR GUNNERS DEBUT

WELBECK SET FOR GUNNERS DEBUT

12th September 2014

There's an old adage - people in glass houses should never throw stones and Manchester United's head coach certainly ignores that rule.

Louis van Gaal insists he will still give the younger players at the club a chance as he presents his latest signings Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind.

United spent almost £150m in this summer's transfer window, and Van Gaal said he sold Danny Welbeck, who came through the youth academy, to Arsenal because he did not score enough.

Striker Falcao says he sees his long-term future at Old Trafford, while the versatile Blind added he was impressed by the Dutchman's management style after playing under him for the Netherlands in the World Cup.

But van Gaal made plenty of enemies with his directa ssesment that Danny Welbeck wasn't up to scratch and that's why he was allowed to go to Arsenal.

Welbeck could make his Gunners debut against United's city rivals - Manchester City, having scored twice for England on Monday.

Aaron Ramsey sprained his ankle playing for Wales and only has a small chance of playing, but Mesut Ozil, Mikel Arteta and Kieran Gibbs are all fit.

Manchester City midfielder Fernando has been ruled out with a groin injury which could keep him out for two weeks.

Stevan Jovetic is also missing with a hamstring injury, but Frank Lampard and Eliaquim Mangala are in the squad.

Meanwhile, former United defender Rio Ferdinand makes his Old Trafford return as a QPR player with a point to prove.

For us these are the two most intriguing clashes of the Premier League weekend. Welbeck to score anytime looks a bet rather than trying to find the winner between Arsenal and City.

You have to think United will win a game and they are long odds-on to beat a QPR side that have struggled on the road. But the bet migght be to back draw/United half-time/full time as we expect Harry Redknapp's boys and Ferdinand to keep it tight as they can.

Joe Ross