Wout Weghorst wants United stay despite claims time at Old Trafford is almost over

I don’t get the impression Wout Weghorst will be at Manchester United next season.

That’s not purely based on a report from the Manchester Evening News that claimed the club were not planning to give him a new deal at the end of the season, but because Weghorst does not meet the required standard.

Sure, the Dutch striker works hard and presses defenders extremely well. But Weghorst has managed just 2 goals since his January loan and that is shocking to say the least.

Dean Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that he wouldn’t be surprised if United kept Weghorst, but in all honesty, I think that ship has sailed.

Jones said: “You can see how much he has loved being part of all this, the way he celebrates big moments and the way he tries to build a rapport with fans at games. He’s been a very useful member of this side since [Cristiano] Ronaldo left and Ten Hag is more than aware of the fact he would love to stay.

“Burnley will speak to him at the end of the season and Weghorst will have to wait on United to approach again over the possibility of any new deal, but it is not impossible. I’ve spoken before about the fact United’s coaching staff love the fact [Marcus] Rashford has often been able to thrive from the left when Weghorst plays centrally.

“After he came into the club, Rashford went on a goal burst of six Premier League goals when Weghorst was up there with him and he has been helpful in cup competitions, too, as his positioning opens up spaces that Rashford can utilise.

“His goal output does not read well, but sometimes other parts of his game are forgotten because of it. If United decide to sign a big-name nine but also want another back-up forward option for depth reasons, it actually would not surprise me if they looked at keeping him beyond this season.”

We already know (thanks to The Telegraph) that Weghorst is eager to stay, but that doesn’t count for anything if you are not good enough.

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