Wout Weghorst sends a message to his critics

March 23, 2023

Manchester United striker Wout Weghorst has shot back at his critics, claiming he is ‘doing a good job for the team’.

The tall Dutch forward moved to Old Trafford on loan from Burnley in January after having a favourable loan spell during the first half of the campaign at Besiktas – where he scored nine goals in 18 games. 

Since joining in the winter, he has played 18 out of the 18 games he has been available for in all competitions. While he hasn’t started up front in the number nine role, he has supported the team by playing as a number ten for Erik ten Hag’s side. So far, he has scored just two goals and has yet to find the net in eight Premier League matches.

His ‘subbed’ form has led to criticism that he is not good enough for the club from former Manchester United midfielder and pundits Paul Scholes and Richard Keys.

But the 30-year-old has now fought back at his detractors, claiming the fact his manager has made him a regular member of his starting XI shows that he is more than capable of playing for United.

“That’s a lot of matches, and it shows the trust in me,’ he said. ‘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 (trophies) 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.”

Weghorst is currently on international duty with Holland, with Ronald Koeman’s side facing Euro 2024 qualifying games against France and Gibraltar over the next week.

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