The England coach believes Arsene Wenger’s side underpaid for the striker and says he can’t work out his former club’s reasoning behind the €20 million deal
Gary Neville admits he cannot understand why Manchester United sold Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.
Welbeck joined Arsene Wenger’s side on deadline day in a €20 million [£16m] deal, to be replaced at Old Trafford by Colombia superstar Radamel Falcao on a lucrative one-year loan deal.
Former United midfielders Paul Scholes and David Beckham have been quick to express their “sadness” at the departure of the Manchester-born 23-year-old.
And Neville, who works with Welbeck in the England set-up, believes Arsenal underpaid for the striker and feels United’s decision to sell is questionable.
“I can’t work it out [why Manchester United sold Welbeck],” Neville told talkSPORT. “After all the prices I’ve seen paid this summer and, obviously I’ve been working with him the last week, I’m thinking how is it just £16 million?
“There’s been right-backs and left-backs galore who have been bought for £15m this summer. How have they got him for £16m?
“I can’t work it out to this day, it’s a strange one. It really does feel strange that it’s a centre-forward and actually it’s helped out a competitor, someone who will be vying for those third and four places with United this season.
“I’m struggling to understand the logic behind the deal in two or three ways really.”