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The forward has started just seven games in the Premier League this season, but is unlikely to be allowed a temporary move away from Old Trafford, according to the Royals boss

Reading manager Brian McDermott insists his side are not considering a loan move for Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck.

The 22-year-old has started just seven matches in the Premier League this season and is seeking clarification on his future having slipped down to fourth-choice striker at Old Trafford this season.

Despite a reduced amount of time on the pitch, McDermott is adamant Sir Alex Ferguson would not allow Welbeck to leave the club this month on a temporary deal until the end of the season.

"I can't see Sir Alex Ferguson sending Danny out to any club. I don't know where this has came from, it's got nothing to do with me," McDermott said.

"Welbeck's a great player and I'm sure Sir Alex Ferguson thinks he's a great player too. Everyone in the country thinks that."

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