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“I want to make sure I stake a strong claim to be vying for a striker’s role at the World Cup and to do that I know I need to have a good Premier League season first. I need to be playing regularly for United, scoring goals and playing consistently.”

- Danny Welbeck

31/05/2013 12:00, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Welbeck's World Cup dream

But rather than shying away from the matter, perhaps by referencing the fact he played as a winger for much of last season, the United forward is bullish when tackling the issue.

“It is an area I want to improve. If I need to help the team out by playing in other positions, I will do it. But I am aiming to get a better goal return from out on the wings anyway. That would benefit the team. All the strikers know that once they get their chance they really have to take it.”

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