Dutch legend believes Manchester United new boy is out of his depth at Old Trafford

Ruud Gullit feels Wout Weghorst “not good enough” for Manchester United

AC Milan icon and former Holland international Ruud Gullit feels Wout Weghorst is “not good enough” for Manchester United and the Netherlands national team.

The Red Devils got the 30-year-old on loan from Burnley in the previous transfer window. Since then, the former Wolfsburg striker has been a key player for Erik ten Hag at the Old Trafford side.

Speaking to Ziggo Sport (h/t Metro), Gullit, who acquired 66 caps for the Oranje, has admitted to having mixed feelings about Weghorst. However, the ex-Milan star sees a lot of flaws in the striker’s gameplay.

Ruud Gullit feels Wout Weghorst "not good enough" for Manchester United.
Ruud Gullit feels Wout Weghorst is not up to the standards of Manchester United or the Netherlands. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“I always look at him in a weird way. I have a lot of admiration for him, but at the same time, I think… he is not good enough for Manchester United and the Orange. Every now and then you see defects.”

The Holland international made a name for himself in Germany with Wolfsburg. The tall forward developed a keen eye for goal in the Bundesliga. However, in January 2022, the 30-year-old ended his stint at the Volkswagen Arena side and signed for Burnley.

Weghorst struggled in the Premier League at the Turn Moor side. He was unable to help the Clarets survive relegation. Subsequently, for the first half of the 2022/23 campaign, the 30-year-old was on a temporary move at Besiktas.

However, with the lack of number nine’s at Ten Hag’s disposal at United, the striker’s services were acquired by the Red Devils in January. He had put in some encouraging performances in the 2022 World Cup.

At the Old Trafford side, Anthony Martial has been out injured for most of the season. As a result, Marcus Rahford has been deployed as number nine on a number of occasions.

But Weghorst’s arrival has seen the Dutch manager put faith in him. The forward has also played in the number 10 position a few times. The striker’s industry and work rate have been admirable.

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However, the 30-year-old leaves a lot to be desired in front of goal. But while the Holland international has his flaws, as a backup, the Burnley loanee is not a bad option to have on the bench, as he showcased with his cameo against Argentina in Qatar.