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How the boys contacted Welbeck… via FaceTime

Welbeck

It has been clear to see just how together the first-team squad is - and Bernd Leno revealed how they recently all came together to try to lift Danny Welbeck’s spirits.

The England international picked up a serious ankle injury against Sporting CP last week, and our Germany goalkeeper says it was important to show him that all the players and staff are thinking of him.

“We talked to him because the coach [suggested it] before the game in the meeting, we had a FaceTime session with him,” Leno said. “It was very good.

“He looked very happy and I think he was happy to talk to us because he is still a big part of our team and we will support him to have a good time when he is injured.

“We all are sorry for him for his injury, and hope he will have a good recovery and to see him on the pitch because he's an important player for the team and also in the dressing room.

“I think that [togetherness in the squad] is a big quality of the manager because he always wants to have a team - not just one player, one player, one player. I think this meeting was very motivating for us and for every player to play for Danny because everybody likes him.”

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