Weghorst: Let's keep the goal for Saturday

Friday 02 June 2023 08:59

Wout Weghorst is bidding to add one more crucial strike to his Manchester United tally, in our FA Cup final showdown with Manchester City this weekend.

The 30-year-old joined on loan from Burnley in January and helped the Reds to Carabao Cup glory against Newcastle United in February, claiming his first major honour as a professional.

Wout has played an integral part to our on-field successes this season, but says he should have scored more having only found the net against Nottingham Forest and Real Betis so far. 

The Netherlands international reflected on his loan spell with the club ahead of Saturday's meeting in the capital, emphasising the honour he feels when pulling on our famous red shirt.
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Weghorst: We will give everything

Wout Weghorst says the Reds will leave it all out on the pitch in our quest for Emirates FA Cup glory...

“[I'm] proud, first of all,” he began, speaking to club media earlier this week. “I'm still really, really proud and thankful that I'm playing for this amazing club, big club, the most beautiful club in England.

“For me, it’s a great experience so far. The final is coming now, so I’m definitely hungry to make the ending of the season amazing. I’ve enjoyed it from the first minute since I’ve been here.”
Wout spent the first half of the 2022/23 campaign on loan with Turkish Super Lig outfit Besiktas, but Ten Hag opted to bring in his fellow countryman to add another dimension to our attack, after he impressed at the World Cup in Qatar.

Admitting that his luck in front of goal hasn't always been there, our no.27 did say his workrate for the cause was never in any doubt.

“I've really tried to give my all in every match I've played, in every minute I've had,” echoed Wout. “It doesn’t matter which position it is. I always give my best.

“Of course, for me as a striker, only two goals is not enough. It’s not good. That's just the only thing for me that's disappointing, because I know I'm capable to do it.”
A hamstring injury for Anthony Martial - as confirmed earlier this week - may now open the door for the United loanee to grab a goal which would surely secure his place in club folklore.

I scored a lot in the past, but all the other parts of the football contribution, in helping with the team pressure and work ethic, link-up play, I think I’ve developed myself there again and I could help the team and be important for them,” added the United forward. “Let's keep the goal for Saturday. Let's do it that way.”

“So let’s believe in it and let’s make it a really positive week and fully believe that Saturday is going to be our day and maybe also going to be my day and just believe in it. Hopefully we can create a nice memory again.”