Fergie may turn to Welbeck

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Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that he may hand 17-year-old Danny Welbeck a debut against Manchester City.

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that he may hand 17-year-old Danny Welbeck a shock debut against Manchester City. Ferguson is short of attacking options for Sunday's Manchester derby, with Wayne Rooney suspended and Louis Saha sidelined through injury. Welbeck has yet to make his senior debut for The Red Devils, but did feature in last month's friendly against Al Hilal. Ferguson has tipped the teenage striker to have a major impact in the future, and may now be set to involve him against Sven Goran Eriksson's City.

Temperament

"I may bring in the boy Welbeck, possibly from the start," he said. "The boy has a chance of making it. We think he has that temperament. "I think we want to keep Cristiano Ronaldo as a wide player, so we are short up front. Louis Saha is not back and we could have played Ryan Giggs through the middle but I think Welbeck has got the temperament. "We will see tomorrow but I need to be very, very clear about everyone's fitness."

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