Man Utd man hits back at critics after being called ‘worst Red Devils player ever’

Joe Williams
Man Utd striker Wout Weghorst holds the Carabao Cup

Man Utd striker Wout Weghorst insists he is “doing a good job” for the team after being criticised for his performances for the Red Devils.

The Netherlands international moved to Old Trafford on a season-long loan deal from Championship side Burnley after spending the first half of the season at Turkish side Besiktas.

Weghorst is yet to get on the scoresheet in the Premier League but he has scored a goal in both the League Cup and Europa League.

Erik ten Hag has insisted that he brings more to the team than just goals but pundits and former players are far from convinced with beIN Sports presenter Richard Keys one of the most vocal.

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Earlier this month, Keys wrote on his blog: “It’s not Weghorst’s fault, but he has to be the worst player I’ve ever seen in a United jersey.

“He’s a bang ordinary No.9, who couldn’t get in a struggling Burnley team, but what on earth possesses Seven Hag to think he’s a sumptuous 10? One who can ‘wear the tuxedo’ as the Americans say.

“Come on. It’s a joke and the manager has got to give up pretending that Weghorst has got something to offer.

“He’s not a ‘pressing monster’. He doesn’t ‘make runs’ because he can’t run. And he doesn’t score goals. You can’t start him – push Fernandes left and leave £80m Sancho on the bench. Too clever Erik. Far too clever.”

Weghorst has already won silverware during his time at Old Trafford with Man Utd lifting the Carabao Cup after beating Newcastle United 2-0 in the final.

And the Netherlands international has been pleased by the “trust” shown in him by Ten Hag and Weghorst reckons he’s done “a good job”.

Defending his form while away on international duty, Weghorst said: “I’ve played a lot of matches and it shows the trust in me. It also shows that I am doing a good job for the team.

“That was the thing I wanted when I came here – to contribute and try and help the club to be successful to win trophies.

“We have one now. We have two more to go with the Europa League and FA Cup, and we want to get as high as possible in the table and definitely top four for the Champions League.

“So it just shows me that I am being part of it. And being part of us being successful and that appreciation, that’s a good thing.”

On the Carabao Cup final, Weghorst added: “The match against Newcastle at Wembley was a great experience, a lovely atmosphere in the stadium, it has something special.

“We want to win trophies. The one we have now just showed us that we can do it again; we are all hungry for more, all of us.”

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