Welbeck has scored just twice for the Red Devils, and only once in the Premier League. It is a remarkable statistic, particularly as he has got three for England, and a massive downturn from the 12 he netted last season.
"Last year he had 12 goals, this year he's only got two, so that's a big drop," Ferguson told Inside United. "But that drop doesn't concern us because he still applies himself really well and still looks to score, still looks to get a chance and with that kind of courage he will eventually become a regular goalscorer."
He added: "Maybe he doesn't appreciate us moving him around in various positions and we've maybe overused that because he is young.
"But his value to the club is there because I know he can do a job for me in any of those positions.
"It's a fantastic asset when you have a player who is as adaptable as that.
"But I think he will find his role through the middle once he gets that maturity and gets into a more consistent way of scoring."