Welbeck eager to move on

United were bundled out of a tournament they have reached the final

in three out of the last four years by Basle on Wednesday. It was a

shock defeat that could cost the Old Trafford outfit

£20million in lost revenue in addition to the prestige that

comes attached with it. But, as he prepares to face Wolves in the

Premier League tomorrow, Welbeck feels it would be

counter-productive to spend too much time wondering what went

wrong. “Manchester United are expected to qualify and we haven’t,”

Welbeck told www.manutd.com. “It’s tough but we don’t want to dwell

on it. “You have to turn the situation into a positive. We have to

move forward and the best way to do that is to learn from it and

try and get better as a team.” The European failure is a pretty

significant blot on what has otherwise been an excellent year for

Welbeck. He seized the opportunity offered by a loan spell at

Sunderland, won his first international cap against Ghana in March

and is now regarded as a decent bet to make Fabio Capello’s Euro

2012 squad next summer. However, Welbeck recognises the hard work

has only just started if he is to fulfil his potential. “It’s been

a great year [for me],” said Welbeck, who celebrated his 21st

birthday last month. “My time at Sunderland was the making of me.

“I got my England call-up and then I came back to United and

started quite a few games. But I don’t want to stop there, I want

to carry on.” “Everyone is hungry for success here and it’s a great

environment to be in.”