David Moyes has confirmed that Danny Welbeck will not have to go under the knife in order to fix his ongoing knee problems.
The 22-year-old has been out of action for a number of weeks because of fluid on his knee and it was reported that he would have to undergo surgery that would rule him out for another six weeks in order to overcome the injury.
However, Moyes has now said that Welbeck is now back in training and his absence from the team is more a case of making sure he doesn’t aggravate the injury than anything else.
“No operation,” Moyes told reporters when asked whether Welbeck would need surgery.
“He is back training. It is a little bit of a concern [the injury]. He has done a lot of work on strengthening the muscles around his knee to try and make sure it prevents it. It is more injury prevention as much as anything”.
It is fantastic news for both Welbeck and Manchester United as started off this season in fantastic form for both club and country until his injury curtailed his progress.
Hopefully Welbeck can work his way back into the team slowly over the festive period as with nine games in a month, the squad will be stretched and we need as many options as possible to keep Rooney and Van Persie fresh.