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Welbeck's still growing - Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned wary Premier League defenders that Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck still has a lot of growing up to do.

Welbeck's introduction to the United first-team has been one of the major bonuses for Ferguson this season. The 21-year-old was part of the new wave of Red Devils that took the early weeks of the campaign by storm and, after a month on the sidelines with a muscle injury, he has scored four times in his last six appearances.

"We were always aware of Danny Welbeck's ability," said the United boss.

"The issue with him now is addressing the physical side.

"When he was 16 he had problems with his knees because he was growing, then he had some thigh problems.

"It was nothing serious, just a matter of waiting for Danny to develop into a man, which we are seeing the signs of now.

"He has a great physique but there is still more to come. Our stats show there's still a bit to do before he becomes a complete adult."

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