Danny Welbeck joined Manchester United during the 2005/06 season and he made his first appearance for the U18s in April 06. He made one further appearance that season before becoming a regular throughout 06/07 with 28 appearances and nine goals. Welbeck also contributed to United's run to the FA Youth Cup final despite being two years younger than the majority of players in the squad.
The young forward signed his first trainee contract in July 2007 and he spent the large part of the 07/08 campaign in the Reserve team. However, some impressive outings saw him called up to the first team for their trip to Saudi Arabia for a testimonial match. He appeared as a substitute in this match but missed a penalty. Nevertheless, he has found himself on the fringes of the team ever since.
He made his competitive debut for the club in the League Cup third round match against Middlesbrough in September but failed to score. He then appeared in the fourth round where he won a penalty that eventually saw United win 1-0. Welbeck's Premier League debut finally arrived in November 2008 and he made an instant impact with a 30 yard goal in the 5-0 victory against Stoke. Welbeck has since been a regular on the United bench and has featured occasionally in the smaller Cup competitions.
Welbeck has been progressing through the international ranks slowly but surely. He made his debut for the U16s at the age of 14. After that, he progressed to the U17s where he scored two goals in the U17 World Cup. Welbeck has made 10 appearances for the U19 team scoring two goals in the process. Currently, he is situated with the U21 team and has made two appearances to date.