HORST PLAY MANCHESTER UNITED fans really were united after Wout Weghorst bagged his first goal for the club.
The Netherlands international opened his account for the club in the first leg of United’s Carabao Cup semi-final tie with Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
Wout Weghorst opened his Manchester United account against Nottingam Forest
The Netherlands international was over the moon to get up and running
Manchester United fans took to social media to hail their loanee
Weghorst – who joined on loan at the Theatre of Dreams from Burnley to replace Cristiano Ronaldo – doubled United’s lead with a perfectly-placed rebound before the stroke of half-time.
And his finish – and how he’s settled in at his new club better than new Al-Nassr star Ronaldo – quickly became the talk of the Old Trafford faithful.
One tweeted: “Goals in 2023: Ronaldo :ZERO Weghorst: ONE!”
And another said: “Weghorst scored more goal than Ronaldo in 2023. Weghorst played in the best league in the world while Ronaldo played in saudi just saying.”
One remarked: “Well deserved Weghorst, Ronaldo would of scuffed that.”
Another chimed in: “Goals for their New Clubs : Wout Weghorst – 1 goal Cristiano Ronaldo – 0 goals. The perfect replacement.”
United manager Erik ten Hag splashed out £2.5million to cut short his countryman’s loan stint with Besiktas and secure his services until the end of the season
After his Old Trafford arrival, Weghorst said: “I feel privileged to be joining Manchester United.
“I’ve played against the club in the past and it’s a fantastic feeling to now have the chance to pull on the famous red shirt.
“I’ve seen United’s progress under Erik ten Hag this season and can’t wait to start playing my part in pushing the team towards its aims.
“Whatever happens in the next few months, I can promise to give everything to the club for as long as I am here.
“I thank everyone who has played a part in getting me to this stage, and now I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting involved straight away.”
Weghorst and his Manchester United team-mates will be back in action on Saturday, welcoming Championship side Reading to Old Trafford for their FA Cup fourth-round tie.