Wout Weghorst reveals what he said to Solly March moments before FA Cup penalty shootout miss
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Manchester United striker Wout Weghorst has revealed what he said to Brighton's Solly March ahead of his crucial penalty in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.
Both sides had several chances to score but the game ended 0-0 after extra time with United going on to win 7-6 on penalties.
Weghorst was one of the takers who dispatched his penalty but it's his reaction afterwards that everyone is talking about.
After scoring the Dutch striker kissed the ball and exchanged a few words with Brighton's next taker March who subsequently blasted his shot over the bar.
What did he say?
Speaking about the conversation they had, Weghorst said: "I already said to do it before we started, to some of our guys but nobody did it. I scored, saw the ball and tried to get a few advantages to maybe help us win it.
"I walked to him and said some things but at the end, I went to him because I felt sorry because that was the one that missed. I just tried everything and normally it doesn't make a difference but maybe it did."
The United loanee celebrated by running over and knee-sliding in front of fans showing how passionately he supports the club he only joined in January.
Erik ten Hag will be keen to recruit a striker on a permanent basis this summer but it's unlikely Weghorst will remain a regular option.
He's been used a lot since his arrival but in 11 appearances has failed to score a single goal in the Premier League.
His lack of firepower makes it difficult to justify signing him permanently from Burnley ahead of next season.
However, the 30-year-old could still depart with another trophy to add to the Carabao Cup United lifted back in February.
It will be the first-ever Manchester derby cup final and United will get to have their say in City's potential treble triumph.