Why Wout has unfinished business

Monday 16 January 2023 19:00

Wout Weghorst has arrived at Manchester United insisting he has unfinished business in the Premier League.

The centre-forward was unable to help prevent parent club Burnley avoid relegation after joining the Clarets from Wolfsburg last January.

In truth, the Turf Moor side were struggling, at the time, and the Dutchman's impressive goal-to-game ratio took a hit, although he did claim an assist for Jay Rodriguez in the 1-1 draw with United in February.

This second chance in the English top flight, after ending a successful stint at Besiktas to seal the loan move from the Lancashire side, should enable the Netherlands international to show his true colours, if he can quickly adapt to Erik ten Hag's system.

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Speaking as part of an exclusive signing interview with club media on Sunday, the giant hitman was clear with his message.

"For me, it was not done," he said of his time in the English top division. "It was not finished. It didn’t work out the first time as I hoped and I’m really hungry to show myself, to help the team.

"Of course, we are on a really good track now. The last couple of weeks, months actually, it’s going really positive here and I just want to contribute and give my best and give my all for the club and I try to be a part of the successful way we are going.”

When asked about his thirst for goals, after posting eight in 16 appearances for Besiktas, and, of course, a double at the World Cup against Argentina, he replied: "Of course, I want to score goals here. I’m a striker and I think every striker knows it; you are living for scoring goals.

"That’s the thing we have been working all week for to get it done in the weekend and that’s definitely something I want to achieve here also. That’s also what I meant with being part of it and contributing. Of course, for me as a striker, at the end, it’s also all about goals.”

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Weghorst could make his debut in Wednesday's game at Crystal Palace, after appearing at Selhurst Park last season and helping the Clarets achieve a 1-1 draw.

Look out for the interview in full across club channels on Tuesday from 09:30 GMT.