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12/08/2010 19:16, Report by Ben Hibbs

Welbeck joins Sunderland

Reds striker Danny Welbeck has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old had a medical on Wearside on Thursday morning. He joins a strikeforce Darren Bent and a former United club-mate Fraizer Campbell at the Stadium of Light. It's a real opening for Welbeck after the departure of Kenwyne Jones' to Stoke City.

Longsight-born Danny has progressed right the ranks with United and has made 24 appearances and scored five goals at first-team level for the Reds.

But Sir Alex believes the hugely promising England Under-21 international needs first-team experience in top-flight football, so the move to Sunderland should aid his development.

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