Darren Ferguson seals Welbeck deal

Manchester United's teenage striker Danny Welbeck has joined Championship side Preston North End on loan, the Premier League club said on Monday.

The 19-year-old will move to Preston, managed by United boss Alex Ferguson's son Darren, on loan for the remainder of the season, a statement on the club website said.

Welbeck has made 11 appearances for the English champions this season and joins a Preston side lying 17th in their league, six points off the relegation zone.