tough venue. Unfortunately for Danny, the game against Shakhtar was to be his only start in October. However, he did make two substitute appearances against Sunderland and Southampton.
Welbeck was forced to pull out of England’s friendlies against Chile and Germany due to a knee injury that had kept him out since mid-October, but returned for United as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at Cardiff later in the month.
The Reds’ no. 19 enjoyed a productive month as the absence of van Persie gave him the opportunity to play in his desired 'number 9' role. David Moyes’ faith in him to fulfil such a position was rewarded as Danny began a much-needed scoring run with a brace against Aston Villa in the middle of the month. Danny’s excellent display was rewarded with the Man of the Match award. After another industrious display away at Stoke in the Capital One Cup, a game that featured biblical weather conditions, Welbeck was on the mark once again in a 3-1 home win against West Ham, slotting home with a sweeping left-foot finish.