English Premiership

Yorke can't believe Welbeck fee

2014-10-03 13:20
Danny Welbeck (Getty Images)
Danny Welbeck (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has launched a scathing attack on the club after the sale of Danny Welbeck. 

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The Manchester Evening News report that Manchester United have been slammed over the controversial sale of Danny Welbeck by former star Dwight Yorke.

Yorke, a vital part of United's 1999 treble-winning side, has joined the chorus of former players in rebuking the club over the sale of the young English star.

Yorke was particularly vocal about the minimal fee received for young of the finest academy products of the club.

“£16m – that’s a disgrace,” said Yorke.

“When Lallana and Shaw have gone for £25m and £27m, that’s pathetic."

“That’s why I cannot understand the market. He had to be a loan deal – especially with Falcao not signing permanently.

“You could let Danny Welbeck go on a year’s loan, get some money and have that option. He’s worth more than £16m in today’s market. Shaw and Lallana – they’re worth that much more than Danny Welbeck?

“I don’t think so. Not with his pace and power.”

Like many pundits in England, Yorke believes United's loss is Arsenal's gain.

“Arsene Wenger cannot believe it,” he said. “Welbeck doesn’t get as much credit as he should.

“Arsene Wenger will realise that he’s got a bargain. His power – unbelievable. Pace, strength. And he will get better.”

Arsenal and Welbeck face a tough away assignment on Sunday when the Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea.

The match kicks off at 15:05.

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