Wout Weghorst is content with his role at Manchester United, despite scoring only two goals since his arrival. The Dutchman has started every game since joining the club and believes that his consistent selection shows that he is doing a good job for the team. Weghorst is happy to contribute to the club’s success and help them win trophies, with the Europa League and FA Cup still up for grabs this season. He is also focused on securing a top-four finish in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League.
However, some fans and pundits have expressed frustration with Weghorst’s lack of goals, questioning whether a better No. 9 would improve United’s position in the table. The player himself admits that he has not scored as many goals as he would have liked, but is grateful for the trust that manager Erik ten Hag has placed in him. Weghorst has played in 18 straight games and sees this as a sign that he is valued by the team.
Weghorst can also play as a ten and has scored one goal in the Carabao Cup and another in the Europa League. In United’s recent game against Brighton, he had just three touches in the opposition box, all shots, two of which were on target. His best chance came early in the game but resulted in a weak effort from the edge of the area. Weghorst’s opportunities have increased due to Anthony Martial’s hip injury, but it is unlikely that his loan from Burnley via Besiktas will be extended or made permanent.
Despite his lack of goals, Weghorst is enjoying being part of what could be a very special season for United. He has already won the Carabao Cup and is hungry for more trophies. The club faces Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, a team that has won the competition twice as the UEFA Cup and four more times as the Europa League. Sevilla knocked United out at the semi-final stage in 2019-20 and beat them in the last 16 of the Champions League in 2017-18.
Weghorst is optimistic about United’s chances and believes that they can win both the FA Cup and Europa League to secure a treble. He describes the Carabao Cup triumph over Newcastle as a great experience and wants to replicate that feeling by winning more silverware. Despite criticism from some quarters, Weghorst remains committed to contributing to United’s success and helping them achieve their goals this season.