Ten Hag has been impressed by the striker’s hunger and big-match temperament. Speaking to reporters before United’s trip to Newcastle, Ten Hag admitted he was considering making Weghorst’s deal permanent.
“Of course, Weghorst and I think he does a lot of football elements and does them well. And he’s doing an excellent job for us. He is the leader of the pressing process, starts the press, and is very proficient at backwards pressing. He is taking up positions, and his link-up play he’s doing well. He is making good movements, making space for others, so he’s also good at set-plays, so he is contributing to this team. ” think after Christmas, we played 25 games, and we lost two, and he played almost all of the games, so he is part of the success.”
Erik ten Hag drops hint over Wout Weghorst’s future https://t.co/kFusY3QONM
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The Dutch striker has been busy since moving to Old Trafford, starting 18 consecutive games but scoring just two goals in that time. Therefore, I’d say Weghorst is not everyone’s cup of tea. Regarding plans, Weghorst is not the most prolific, but his overall game warrants appreciation from his coaches and teammates. You could say he’s willing to do much hard work, so Ten Hag may opt to keep the Netherlands international.