It’s fair to say Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck has had a cracking couple of years. After loan periods at Sunderland and then Preston North End, the 22 year old from Longsight was promoted to the Manchester United first team at the start of 2011-2012. Just one year later he has bagged his first Premier League title and the challenge now is to help England qualify for the World Cup in Brazil. To mark Nike’s launch of an ace new England kit on the eve of two England friendlies with Republic of Ireland and then Brazil, we caught up with Danny to talk about his rise to stardom, getting buzzed about Brazil, fancying Beyonce and being called "Will Smith Head"…
Topman Generation: England are playing against Brazil in their backyard, you must be looking forward to it.
Danny Welbeck: Yeah I am. It will be my first time going to South America as well so it will be good to have that experience, and obviously if we do qualify, we’ll be going back there next summer so to go out there and see how it is will be an invaluable experience as well.
Topman Generation: If you think of great England strikers: Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker… if you could pick one of their talents, which would you choose; Bobby Charlton’s shot, Gary Lineker’s goal-poaching ability or Wayne Rooney’s skill?
Danny Welbeck: It’s difficult, they’re all great players. I’d have to go with the legend Bobby Charlton, I’ll take his shot: left and right foot.
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