Manchester United unlikely to extend loan signing’s stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer

Manchester United are reportedly unwilling to sign Wout Weghorst on a permanent basis when his loan deal expires in June.

Football Insider has reported that Weghorst is likely to return to his parent club, Burnley, in the summer.

The Dutch striker was acquired in the January transfer window after Erik ten Hag was forced to shop on the loan market throughout his search for an alternative No.9 option in attack. Weghorst actively pushed for the move and reached an agreement with Besiktas, with whom he spent the first half of the season, to terminate his loan spell early and make the switch to Old Trafford.

Weghorst’s goal contributions

He has made 10 consecutive starts for the Red Devils due to Anthony Martial sustaining yet another injury, but has registered just one goal and one assist in that time. The goals of course have been primarily provided by Marcus Rashford, who is often deployed on the wing.

A prolific striker will likely be top of Ten Hag’s transfer list at the end of the season and, unfortunately for Weghorst, he has not shown enough quality yet to warrant a permanent transfer. Whilst he does offer a lot off-the-ball and across the pitch, United need their man leading the line to be netting regularly.

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