Jamie Redknapp believes that Danny Welbeck's attitude has put him in prime position to succeed at Manchester United, with the striker showing resolve to contribute to the side's win yesterday.

Welbeck has often been left on the bench behind the likes of Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez this season, with the England international scoring only once for his club so far in their campaign.

But after a performance which earned the 22-year-old the Man of the Match award against Liverpool, Redknapp believes Welbeck's work rate and humility will ensure he continues to thrive at Old Trafford.

"Danny Welbeck is not a regular at Manchester United, but he hasn't sulked or complained and he provided the energy for their win [against Liverpool]," he said in the Daily Mail.

"It was a good day for the English strikers because Daniel Sturridge made a difference for Liverpool when he came on. His arrival gave Luis Suarez some much-needed help."

Sturridge signed for Liverpool at the start of the month and has already made a big impact on the side, which was particularly keenly felt when he came off the bench yesterday.

Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck was man of the match for Manchester United.

Welbeck rose to prominence at United last season as the striker returned from a loan spell at Sunderland, who admitted they would have liked to keep him permanently.

Despite playing a lead role in yesterday's victory, Welbeck was quick to deflect the praise onto his teammates and in particular Robin van Persie, scorer of United's first goal.

"Robin's different class and he produces moments in the game that others can't," Welbeck said. "It's great to have him on our side and he showed it today when he put the ball in the back of the net.

"They [Liverpool] are old-time rivals and we need to get the three points in every single game. That's what we set out to do and thankfully it's happened.

"We had our gameplan set up and I think it worked really well. It was a good team performance and I thought we dug in really well."