Manchester United legend Paul Scholes feels that the Red Devils selling Danny Welbeck in the summer of 2014 was a bad call.

The English forward, a product of Manchester United's youth academy, was sold to Premier League rivals Arsenal in September 2014, after making 142 appearances for the club across all competitions with a goal tally of 29 to his name.

The Red Devils under Dutch manager Louis van Gaal have struggled for form this season, with the latest failure coming in the form of the side being knocked out of the Europa League after losing to Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate.

Welbeck has missed most of the current season through injury, but has now returned to action for Arsenal.

And Scholes feels that the former Manchester United striker would have walked into Van Gaal’s eleven, insisting that letting him go was not a very wise decision.


"Danny Welbeck should never have been allowed to leave this club”, the former English international said on BT Sport after the Liverpool game last night.

"He was here from nine years old, he could play on the wing or up front.

"He is quick, strong and can score a goal. He would walk into this team now”, the 41-year-old said.

Last night's Europa League exit leaves Manchester United pinning their hopes on the FA Cup as their last realistic chance of winning a trophy this term.