Welbeck calls for consistency after Manchester United end winless run

The striker netted twice as the champions coasted to a 3-0 victory at Villa Park, and he now hopes the team and kick on as they look towards table-topping Arsenal
Danny Welbeck set his sights on putting together a winning run after Manchester United got their Premier League campaign back on track with victory at Aston Villa.

The England striker scored twice as United coasted to a 3-0 Premier League triumph at Villa Park to ease the pressure on boss David Moyes following back-to-back defeats against Everton and Newcastle United.

Tom Cleverley struck early in the second half to seal the points, yet Welbeck knows United now need to be more consistent if they are to close the 10-point gap to leaders Arsenal.

Welbeck told Sky Sports: "I think it was a good all-round team performance and everyone got together and played some good football.

"They were two good finishes and that's where I want to be, playing up top, but I'm just happy to play my part.

"Now we've set the platform and we really want to build on it."

Cleverley was relieved to end a 12-month goal drought in the Premier League and expressed satisfaction with his performance.

The midfielder said: "It plays on your mind as a midfielder when you're not scoring goals. I think there was a year's worth of celebrating when I scored.

"I think I passed the ball well and played well."