Retro Football: 12-Year-Old Danny Welbeck Trains With Man Utd Legends Ruud Van Nistelrooy & Roy Keane, 2003 (Video)

Chris Wright

2nd, September 2014

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By Chris Wright


These clips seem to do the rounds all the time but, without checking, they’ve not been whacked up on Pies before so, with Danny Welbeck leaving Manchester United to become Arsenal’s new No.23 after spending pretty much his entire career at Old Trafford, we figured this is as good a time as any to post them.

What you’re about to see here is a young Welbeck, then a spindly 12/13-year-old kid in United’s youth academy, receiving some focused coaching from first-teamers Ruud van Nistelrooy and Roy Keane (and Rene Meulensteen) circa roughly 2003/04-ish…

Here’s a cracking couple of shots of l’il Welbeck quite literally looking up to Ryan Giggs, his United idol, too…


Something tells us he’ll be back at Old Trafford before his playing days are over.