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Wout Weghorst reveals what he said to Solly March moments before FA Cup penalty shootout miss

Will Evans

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Wout Weghorst reveals what he said to Solly March moments before FA Cup penalty shootout miss

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.

United got the better of Brighton in a penalty shootout at Wembley to set up a final against arch-rivals Manchester City who could still win a historic treble.

The Red Devils started the game with a makeshift back four, Luke Shaw had to play at centre-back because of injuries to Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez with Harry Maguire suspended.

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.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy, BBC Sport, FA Cup/Twitter

Topics: Manchester United, Brighton And Hove Albion, Wout Weghorst, FA Cup, Wembley Stadium, Erik Ten Hag

Will Evans
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