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Biting Back: Man United's Danny Welbeck should sit back and appreciate what he has

By Graham Luney

Sometimes footballers need to sit back and appreciate what they have. Danny Welbeck is one of those guys who should chill out and count his blessings.

The 23-year-old is playing for Manchester United and England and with the World Cup in Brazil nearly upon us, he should be living the dream.

No... Danny says he is going through a bit of a nightmare at the minute.

In fact, he's so disillusioned at Old Trafford he's considering packing his bags.

The striker has expressed his frustrations about the frequency with which he has been played out of position at United.

And he has rejected the opportunity to say he wants to be part of the Louis van Gaal era.

When Van Gaal strolls in through the entrance door at Old Trafford he's going to want players who are committed to the cause around him – anyone caught sulking will not be around for long.

Welbeck's advisers have already let United know he is willing to sever his ties with the club and you do wonder how the next chapter in his career will evolve if he leaves the Theatre of Dreams.

Players will have their own preferences regarding their role in the team but throwing dummies out of a pram isn't the answer.

As The Rolling Stones remarked, 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' and perhaps Danny, who says he has "grown up at Manchester United" should reflect on what he is already getting at United.

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