Manchester United lacked a striker and they did not wait long for a concrete move. Erik ten Hag piqued Wout Weghorst. Negotiations with Besiktas and Burnley lasted several days, but in the end, everything was agreed and Weghorst is officially a new Manchester United player.
The Dutchman is not available for the match against Manchester City, but we have no doubt that he will play in the next game. Weghorst expressed happiness after signing a contract with the giant from Old Trafford. He is also grateful to Erik ten Hag for trusting him.
"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."- Weghorst said, as quoted by eurosport.com.
Wout Weghorst: I can promise to give everything
Weghorst promised that he would give his best and try to help the club achieve its goals. "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 team-mates and getting involved straight away." Manchester United is great this season and they even have a chance to fight for the title.
However, it is too early to talk about it and we will probably only know who the competitors for the title are in April. Arsenal are the current leaders and they look dominant. Right behind them is Manchester City, and Manchester United is in 4th place with a game less.
It will be an interesting race until the last round. Many teams could surprise, and Manchester United promises a lot this season.