There have been plenty of football players over the years, who have burst onto the scene at a young age, shown bags of potential but not gone on to realise that potential. Manchester United have seen it plenty of times, most recently with striker Federico Macheda, but they hope Danny Welbeck will not go the same way.
Manchester United's English forward Danny Welbeck has bags of potential and has become a regular for club and country but does he have what it takes to be a world-class player. Many of you will doubt that he does, as he does not get enough goals, but team-mate Rio Ferdinand is convinced that will come.
Rio recently explained, "I can see in a couple of years that he’s going to be a top, top player. He’s got speed, he’s brave. He’s got technique, heart and desire. Within two years I can see him adding the goals, the only thing missing from his game."
Danny Welbeck is a favourite among the Manchester United fans, due to him being a local lad, and they would no doubt love to see him go on to become a world beater. If Danny can start scoring goals on a regular basis, then there is no reason why he cannot become a world-class player. Watch this space!