Beckham ‘sad’ over Welbeck’s exit

September 03, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

LONDON: Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham told the BBC that he was “sad” to see home-grown striker Danny Welbeck leave the club for Arsenal.

Welbeck, 23, was allowed to join Arsenal on Monday after United agreed to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco.

“He (Welbeck) has been there since he was eight. His heart was in Manchester,” said Beckham, who graduated from the United youth team in the mid-1990s before establishing himself at Old Trafford.

“I am sure he is obviously sad to leave Manchester United. Arsenal have a very good, young, talented English player, but to see him leave Manchester United, as a Manchester United fan, is obviously sad.”