Erik ten Hag has dropped a hint that he could decide to keep Wout Weghorst in the summer after his loan deal from Burnley expires.
The Dutch striker has been busy since moving to Old Trafford, starting 18 consecutive games, but he has scored just two goals in that time. For that reason I’d say Weghorst is not everyone’s cup of tea.
In terms of goals, Weghorst is not the most prolific but his overall game warrants the utmost appreciation from his coaches and team-mates. You could say he’s willing to do a lot of the hard work which is the reason why Ten Hag may opt to keep the Netherlands international.
Ten Hag has been impressed by the striker’s hunger and big-match temperament.
Speaking to reporters ahead of United’s trip to Newcastle, Ten Hag admitted he is now considering making Weghorst’s deal a permanent one.
“Of course [he could stay] and I think he is doing a lot of elements of football [I like] – doing them really well. And he’s doing a really good job for us,” Ten Hag said, as per the Manchester Evening News.
“Pressing: he is the leader of the process in pressing, starts the press, very good in backward pressing. He is taking up positions, his link-up play he’s doing really well. He is making good movements, making space for others, so he’s also good in set-plays, so he is really contributing to this team.
“I think after Christmas we play 25 games and we lost two and he played almost all of the games so he is really part of the success.”
Let us know in the comments section if you would like United to keep Weghorst beyond his loan deal.
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Not at all let him go back, because many are there trying to do more than him, so I don’t abide by the idea of keeping him, he is too slowly, honestly he doesn’t fit manchester United nor EHT
I get the complaints about his finishing, but can you really say he doesn’t fit Manchester United or Erik ten Hag when he’s been such a positive addition? Ten Hag has publicly come out several times to say Weghorst is an example of a player who does fit the plan.
Weghorst does the work that most of the so called stars like Rashford and Fernandes don’t like to do. Namely pressing the ball, chasing lost causes to get the ball back and start attacks. When you watch him, he is dragging defenders away so the likes of Rashford can get a chance on goal. If our superstars put in half the effort he did we would be top of the league.