Man Utd striker Wout Weghorst given brutal new nickname by Richard Keys after Newcastle defeat
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Richard Keys has come up with a brutal new nickname for Manchester United striker Wout Weghorst.
The Netherlands international has faced the brunt of the criticism in the wake of United’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.
Indeed, the result has seen the Magpies leapfrog United into third place in the table on goal difference, and should Tottenham Hotspur avoid defeat to Everton on Monday the Red Devils will drop out of the top four altogether.
United underwhelmed from the kick-off and managed just six shots throughout the entire encounter, only one of which was on target.
Weghorst’s anonymous display in particular has received a barrage of criticism from a contingent of United fans and pundits alike.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville told Sky Sports the forward lacks the sufficient “quality” to play for the Old Trafford club, while former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp also insisted he was “not good enough”.
And the latest attack against the United striker has come from outspoken BeIN Sports anchor Keys.
Keys’ new nickname for Weghorst
Keys coined a brand new nickname for the Dutch forward - "Nout Workhorse".
Of course, while Weghorst has scored just twice in 18 games at the club and is yet to find the back of the net in the Premier League, he has received credit for his pressing and hold up play.
However, Keys has taken umbrage against those praising the 30-year-old's work rate.
Writing in his latest blog, entitled "Ten excuses for Nout Workhorse - quit Sharpy - and is Mourinho going home?", Keys said: "I agree that [United have] made progress - but this isn’t a title winning side.
"They’ll never win a title with Nout Workhorse in the side. Seriously - why do they play him? His supporters tell me he’s doing something right because he’s starting games. Really? What is it then?
"And don’t tell me he’s a ‘pressing monster’ or that he ‘starts the backwards press’ whatever that means.
"Ten Hag justified his plans to sign him permanently by telling us that last week - and went on to add that Workhorse ‘creates space for players’. I’ll tell you what - he’d create more space if he wasn’t on the pitch.
"The bottom line is that he’s a bang ordinary centre-forward who doesn’t score goals and isn’t good enough to play for United.
"Ten Hag sounds like a desperate man trying to justify a mistake every time he talks about him."