Ferguson: Welbeck a better option than Rooney from a defensive point of view

Sir Alex Ferguson has explained his decision to leave Wayne Rooney out of his starting line-up against Real Madrid, stating that he feels Danny Welbeck is more equipped to nullify the threat posed by Xabi Alonso in midfield.

Xabi Alonso controls the game for Real Madrid...[tracking back] Danny Welbeck is the best at that in our team, plus he can work from there to support Robin van Persie.

Wayne probably needs a game or two to be honest with you...he'll probably come on in the second half and win the game of us hopefully.

– Sir Alex Ferguson, speaking to ITV's Gabriel Clarke

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