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Journalist identifies the "growing issue" facing Ten Hag after Man Utd's slip-up against Leeds

Joe Adams

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Journalist identifies the "growing issue" facing Ten Hag after Man Utd's slip-up against Leeds

Journalist Samuel Luckhurst has identified new signing Wout Weghorst as a "growing issue" within Manchester United, following their 2-2 draw with Leeds on Wednesday evening.

The Red Devils found themselves chasing the game from the second minute after Wilfried Gnonto scored for the Whites.

A Raphael Varane own goal early in the second half left them with an uphill battle.

Right on cue, Marcus Rashford continued his goal scoring form around the hour mark.


Jadon Sancho then levelled the scores less than 10 minutes later in just his second game since October.


Weghorst is a "growing issue"

Luckhurst was quick to acknowledge United's impressive comeback, but singled out Weghorst and Fred as issues within the side.


He tweeted: "Important for United to avoid defeat. Remain unbeaten at home in the league since Brighton, when they were 2-0 down and couldn't recover.

"Very different team from that day. Weghorst a growing issue and Fred regressed. Sancho's goalscoring return a bonus."

Ten Hag signed Weghorst on loan last month as a temporary replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, he has scored just one goal in seven starts, and has been substituted before the 60th minute in his last two matches.


Meanwhile, Fred has had to step up following an injury to Christian Eriksen and Casemiro's suspension.

Who else could Man Utd sign?

The Red Devils are already thought to be plotting a move for a long-term striker in the summer, with Victor Osimhen thought to be their top target.

The 24-year-old is the top scorer in Serie A, netting 16 times so far this season and catching the attention of Ten Hag.


Tottenham striker Harry Kane has also been rumoured with a move to Old Trafford.

However, United are reportedly wary of entering into negotiations, having had 'bad memories of dealing with north London club from when they signed Dimitar Berbatov', claim The Times.

Daniel Levy has also made it clear that he would only sell to an overseas buyer, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid thought to be interested. And such a move would affect Kane's pursuit of Shearer’s record.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Leeds United, Wout Weghorst, Fred, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Football

Joe Adams
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