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United have four bright young strikers looking to break through the Old Trafford ranks.

Danny Welbeck - 18

Federico Macheda - 18

Joshua King - 17

John Cofie - 16

29/09/2009 09:20, Report by Ben Hibbs & Mike Shaw
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Reds' striking potential

When 17-year-old Norwegian Joshua King debuted against Wolves last week, it highlighted a wealth of attacking talent at OT. With the help of our video, we recap four young forwards with promising futures...

Danny Welbeck Born Manchester Age 18
Style Languid movement with the ball has drawn comparisons with Nwankwo Kanu. Bags of skill, a creative touch, and a deceptively clinical finisher. Laid back demeanour means he takes everything in his stride.
Sir Alex says "It was a fantastic goal against Wolves. He took it really well and it tells you everything about the boy's quality."

Federico Macheda Age 18 Born Rome, Italy
Style Very strong and probably the most natural finisher of the United young guns. Has an unerring ability to know where the goal is and where to put the ball. Has the temperament not to let any occasion get to him - see Villa last season.
Sir Alex says "Macheda's top drawer, a hero in the making, just as Cristiano was."


Joshua King Age 18 Born Oslo, Norway
Style Strong and powerful with pace to burn. Paddy Crerand reckons he's the best of the lot, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was influential in bringing him to Manchester, says

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