Date: 26th January 2010 at 11:49am
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Danny Welbeck could not really capitalise on the opportunities he was given this season: he’s been less impressive than last season when he showed much more potential. Therefore it is no surprise that he has been loaned out to Preston for the rest of the campaign.

Fergie Jnr. will be grateful for sure ’cause Welbeck is a huge talent and it is difficult to see him failing in the Championship. What is of bigger importance to us, however, is that the clear implication of this transfer is that Mame Biram Diouf’s time has come.

Consider this: we have Berbatov struggling with his knee. We have Owen struggling to get going at all. We have Macheda who is still not back from injury – and yet Fergie was ready to let go a talented striker on loan. That means that Diouf has convinced him – hopefully he will play a part because, if I’m perfectly honest, he looks a better bet than Michael Owen.