Man Utd ridiculed for ‘playing with 10 men most weeks’ with star who cannot ‘justify his place’


- TV presenter Richard Keys has taken another swipe at striker Wout Weghorst by claiming that Manchester United are effectively ‘playing with 10 men’ most weeks.

United signed the Netherlands international on loan from Burnley in January after releasing superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo in acrimonious circumstances during the Qatar World Cup.

Weghorst got his first taste of the Premier League with the Clarets but only managed to score twice as they were relegated from the Premier League.

The 30-year-old did, however, fare much better on loan with Besiktas before his move to Old Trafford, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in 16 league games in Turkey.

Weghorst has been a mainstay in Erik ten Hag’s side since arriving back in England last month. However, has only scored once in 10 games for the club.

Despite those struggles, Ten Hag has been very supportive of his compatriot during United’s run of five wins from their last seven games. Indeed, their form has seen them join the mix for the Premier League title as well as reaching the Carabao Cup final, which takes place on Sunday against Newcastle.

Weghorst not United starting level

However, sports broadcaster Keys has not been impressed by Weghorst’s contributions and feels United are effectively ‘playing with 10 men’ when the Dutch forward is named in the starting XI.

“You’re playing with ten men most weeks if he’s in”, Keys said of Weghorst on beIN SPORTS.

“I mean, he doesn’t do enough to justify a starting place does he? Come on, let’s be honest!”

It’s not the first time that Keys has laid into Weghorst after criticising United for signing ‘lump’ Weghorst in the January window.

The Red Devils star, whose loan is highly unlikely to be turned into a permanent deal in the summer, is still searching for his first goal at Old Trafford, having missed another good chance in the 3-0 stroll against Leicester on Saturday.

He is, however, expected to be in the starting line-up again when United face Newcastle at Wembley on Sunday.


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