Jamie Redknapp believes Wout Weghorst is not up to the level required and is not good enough for Manchester United
United succumbed to a 2-0 nil to Newcastle which has pipped the Magpies above us in third position and brings a new threat to our somewhat secured top-four finish.
It was a display of no energy and intensity throughout the ninety minutes and many players who started the game struggled to create an impact.
Weghorst was one such player who was pretty much absent from the entire proceedings and was kept at arms bay by Sven Botman and Fabian Schar.
The Dutch international has failed to convince many since his loan move from Burnley and 2 goals in __ appearances is not a good look for any forward and certainly not of one leading the line for United.
Redknapp believes the tall forward is not equipped to play on the level required at Old Trafford and is not good enough to lead the line.
“[Wout Weghorst] is not good enough”
While Weghorst has brought much-needed intensity and an impressive work rate, more often than not his lack of pace affects the way we create situations in the attacking zone.
A top-quality striker would be high on the agenda for recruitment come the summer transfer window with names such as Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, Dusan Vlahovic and Goncalo Ramos all being linked with the club as potential targets.
Although Ten Hag could be criticised for the tactics with which United entered the game and poor substitution choices which also contributed to the loss.
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However, the manager was not supported one bit by the owners in the January transfer window when it was laid bare that Cristiano Ronaldo would not be returning to the club while Cristian Eriksen’s recovery process will be long-term.
Ten Hag has managed to do extremely well with the options given but in the end, quality does matter and forward is one of the most crucial areas of football and is something which our team is currently lacking.