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24/11/2010 11:57

Papers: Danny's dilemma

Tony Little writes in The Sun...

Brucie bonus or Fergie fortune?
Danny Welbeck will not rule out a permanent move to Sunderland - but boss Steve Bruce admits his dazzling form has created a Catch-22 situation. The Manchester United forward, who is on a season-long loan, scored twice on Monday against Everton to take his goal tally to three in two games. But with the England Under- 21 ace starting to catch the eye, Black Cats boss Bruce fears a full-time £7million switch for Welbeck is getting further away. Bruce is desperate to strike a permanent deal for Welbeck, who celebrates his 20th birthday on Friday, and £6m-rated defender Nedum Onuoha, who is on loan from Manchester City. Welbeck, who also scored in the 3-0 win at Chelsea, could fire his way back into Alex Ferguson's plans at Old Trafford. But Bruce plans more talks with his old United boss Fergie over the youngster's future. He said: "Danny's a young lad and he's thriving on the challenge here. If he keeps playing like that, his price-tag will go up and put us in an impossible situation. We'd love him to stay, but how much will it cost now to buy him? The form he's showing now is why we brought him to the club. His ability has never been in question. The kid wants to play regularly, he's getting that with us and he's showing what a naturally gifted player he is." Welbeck himself has left the door open to a permanent move to Wearside. He revealed: "I've seen what Steve Bruce has said and I need to make a decision on my future. For now, I'm looking short-term. I just want to do my best in every game."

The papers also have plenty of reaction to Wayne Rooney's exclusive MUTV interview, also available on ManUtd.com, and previews of the Rangers match. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail links the Reds with midfielder Dino Spehar, the Croatian Premier League's youngest player at 16. "United scouts had been monitoring Dinamo Zagreb’s defender Sime Vrsjalko" adds the paper.

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