Burnley to sell on-loan Manchester United striker Wout Weghorst next summer
The Holland international does not feature in Vincent Kompany’s long-term plans at the Clarets. At the start of the season, the Belgian took charge of the Turf Moor side and has sealed automatic promotion to the Premier League.
At Burnley, the former Manchester City star has played some attractive, attack-minded football. And the former Wolfsburg striker does not fit the ex-defender’s style of play.
In January, United signed Weghorst on loan to provide cover in the number nine position. Anthony Martial has been injured for most of the season. As a result, the 30-year-old has been handed a lot of opportunities in recent months by Erik ten Hag.
The Dutch manager has used the striker as one of the players pressing the opposition from the front. To that end, the forward has arduously done his job. On some occasions, the gaffer has also played him in the number 10 position.
But while the former Wolfsburg star’s work rate and effort cannot be faulted, he has left a lot to be desired in the final third of the pitch for the Red Devils.
In the current campaign, Weghorst has made 23 appearances in all competitions for the Old Trafford side, scoring two goals and providing two assists. Last season, the striker did not pull up any trees with Burnley either in the Premier League.
United are not interested in acquiring the 30-year-old’s services once again. However, former club Besiktas are looking to take the forward back to Turkey on a permanent basis.
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All fans could have asked from Weghorst was to give his all at the Old Trafford side, which the 30-year-old has done. However, the Holland international is not up to the Red Devils’ standards to start week in, week out. That has shown time and again this season and he was very docile in our 3-0 UEFA Europa League loss against Sevilla on Thursday.