Moyes challenges Welbeck to maintain scoring run

The Manchester United boss has praised the England international, who has five goals in 11 Premier League outings this season, and is hopeful he will overcome a knee problem
Manchester United manager David Moyes has challenged Danny Welbeck to maintain his goalscoring form.

Having previously faced criticism for not finding the net regularly enough, Welbeck has scored three times in as many appearances after being pushed further forward in the absence of the injured Robin van Persie.

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The England international picked up a knock to his knee after his goal against West Ham on Saturday, but appears set to be available for Thursday's trip to Hull City.

"It's only a kick to his knee," Moyes told United's official website.

"He'd had a knee problem a few weeks ago, but this was a kick to it. He's trained and we hope that he's ok.

"I think Danny's a really good player, and I want him to become a really good goalscorer.

"He's got three in his last three games, so that's a good record for him and he has to try to keep that level up."

Welbeck has five Premier League goals in 11 appearances this term, a vast improvement on the one goal he managed in the 2012-13 season.