Ghanaian journalist Dan Kwaku Yeboah claims Brighton and Hove Albion forward Danny Welbeck accepted to play for Ghana but was made to reverse his decision by Sir Alex Ferguson.
According to him, Asamoah Gyan convinced Welbeck to play for Ghana when both were teammates at Sunderland.
Welbeck spent the 2010/11 season on loan at Sunderland, where he played together with the Ghana all time favorite striker, Gyan.
“Look, Asamoah Gyan singlehandedly was able to convince Danny Welbeck to come and play for Ghana. Danny Welbeck agreed to play for Ghana,” Kwaku Yeboah said.
“Asamoah said a day before the boy decided officially, Sir Alex Fergusson heard about it and threatened him not to play for Ghana because that would be the end of his Manchester United career.”
Welbeck played 42 matches for England, scoring 16 goals, and also featured at Euro 2012, and the 2014 and 2018 World Cup tournaments.