It was the biggest game of Manchester born Welbeck's career, his selection baffled a few people prior to kick off, but it was plain to see early on that he was selected to do a job, and didn't the boy do well?
Supporters can be so fickle, Welbeck comes in for some harsh criticism on social media and Manchester United forums, last night proved that he is capable of a big performance at the highest level. His team mate Javier Hernandez knows how to find the net, but Welbecks all round game is far more superior to the Mexicans, speed, hold up and link up play, pace, and he's not bad in the air either!
In a world where supporters and managers are obsessed with bringing in over seas players to our Premier League, how refreshing is it that a product of the Manchester United youth academy should grab the majority of the headlines following the 1-1 with Real Madrid? A player that is United through and through and would probably run through a brick wall if Sir Alex Ferguson asked him too!
The Santiago Bernabéu experience is part of Welbecks development as a player, the confidence he will take from that performance will give him more belief in himself.
What a time to start showing your quality too, at a time when United are chasing three trophies like they famously achieved in 1999, with a strikeforce that has been compared to the current crop of attacking options.