Wout Weghorst's ex-teammate opens up on private text amid Erik ten Hag's Man Utd dilemma - The Mirror

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Manchester United brag Erik 10 Hag could perchance manus Wout Weghorst his debut successful Wednesday's clash with Crystal Palace - and his erstwhile teammate has sent a connection astir the striker

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Wout Weghorst’s former Burnley teammate Ashley Westwood has opened up connected his backstage chats with the striker up of the "outstanding" forward's imaginable Manchester United debut.

The Dutchman completed a six-month indebtedness determination to Old Trafford past week aft arriving from Turf Moor via Besiktas. He was connected a season-long indebtedness with the Turkish giants but United agreed to wage compensation to motion him and frankincense bolster Erik 10 Hag’s attacking options.

Weghorst could beryllium successful enactment to marque his Man Utd debut connected Wednesday evening during the Red Devils’ Premier League showdown with Crystal Palace. The Red Devils person been deed with different wounded occupation with Anthony Martial looking apt to beryllium restricted to the sidelines.

Ahead of his United bow, Weghorst surely has a constituent to beryllium pursuing his erstwhile spell successful England. The Dutch striker signed for Burnley successful the erstwhile January transportation model but scored conscionable 2 goals arsenic the Clarets dropped into the Championship.

It has besides been suggested by The Athletic that his late-night messages to teammates rubbed his teammates up the incorrect way. But Westwood, who is present plying his commercialized for MLS outfit Charlotte FC, has claimed that Weghorst’s physicality could hugely payment the Red Devils with the brace having shared bully luck messages up of respective transfers.

Speaking to Mirror Football astatine an introductory property league for the American side, the former Aston Villa midfielder said: “To feet, technically, helium [Weghorst] was outstanding. He gives them that beingness erstwhile the balls travel into the box.

Ashley Westwood was teammates with Wout Weghorst astatine Burnley (


Charlotte FC)

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“He’s shown that successful the World Cup. He really texted maine earlier I came retired present [to Charlotte FC] truthful that was bully of him.

“It’s [Man Utd] a large determination for him and I’m definite the 2 goals successful the World Cup [vs Argentina] would person helped him and I privation him each the occurrence successful the satellite due to the fact that it’s a fantastic accidental for him.”

Weghorst was really enjoying an highly productive run with Besiktas up of his astonishment determination to Old Trafford. The 30-year-old had netted 9 goals successful 18 appearances successful each competitions for the nine up of his exit.

Whilst Weghorst had been successful speech with his erstwhile Burnley teammate Westwood, the Dutchman besides revealed that helium besides spoke to Red Devils’ defender Alex Telles to spot if helium could get his fig 27 shirt.

Speaking to the club’s authoritative website, helium said: “Of course, erstwhile I came here, I heard astir it was Alex [Telles]’s number, helium got loaned retired now. I archetypal had to inquire him if that was okay, truthful I said that was, for me, important and then, successful the end, determination was nary occupation truthful acknowledgment to him also.

“So yeah, I spell for the 27 and really it’s conscionable due to the fact that I had a bully feeling with it.”