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Wout Weghorst has brought 'more profit' to Man United than Cristiano Ronaldo, says Gary Neville

Wout Weghorst has brought 'more profit' to Man United than Cristiano Ronaldo, says Gary Neville

Gary Neville compared Wout Weghorst and Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday Night Football.

Wout Weghorst has brought 'more profit' to Manchester United than Cristiano Ronaldo, sensationally claims Gary Neville.

Neville analysed the impact Weghorst has made at Man United compared to Ronaldo following Everton's 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Monday.

He used a revealing statistic to compare Weghorst to Ronaldo, highlighting the amount of goals the Red Devils have scored when the Dutchman plays.

Since joining on loan in January, the towering striker has started 19 games in all competitions and while he has only scored two goals, his side have won 12 of the 19 games - scoring 37 team goals in the process.

In Ronaldo's 19 starts, Man United have won just 9 games, scoring a fewer 23 team goals.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: "Since Sunday that seems to have been a moment, he has played basically every moment since coming in.

"I called him a placeholder because United didn't invest in a striker United would want."

On the statistics, he added: "This experiment has to stop, Weghorst has to come out, it can no longer go on, the reason he continues to play and why Ronaldo is no longer at the club, you see his 19 starts against Ronaldo's 19 starts.

"Weghorst has 12 wins, four draws, three defeats, he has only scored two goals but the team has scored 37 goals, with Ronaldo it was 19 starts, they won three less games, drawn three, lost four more with him in the team, he scored 11 but the team itself only scored 23, they are massive differences.

"It is the strangeness of football is having a player who isn't good enough to be a Manchester United forward but has brought more profit to the team. I believe he (Ronaldo) is the greatest player of all time," Neville continued, before claiming Weghorst isn't 'fit to lace Ronaldo's boots'.

He added: "I think ultimately the reason he left Ronaldo out was because of the stats, I think it is clear Weghorst isn't fit to lace Ronaldo's boots but those are stark stats playing in same period with same team-mates, he was really poor on Sunday, he shouldn't be there, but the reason he is there is because of those stats."

Jamie Carragher weighed in as he pressed his fellow pundit on whether he would prefer to have Weghorst or Ronaldo playing for Man United, saying: "So is he better for United than Ronaldo?"

Neville replied: "I don't think either of them at this moment in time should play for Man United. It is more important who Ten Hag picks.

"I don't know (who I would pick Ronaldo or Weghorst) Ronaldo now is playing in Saudi Arabia, he left, that was a provocative chart, I put the chart up because of why Ten Hag continues to pick him.

"I don't know who I would pick, you would move it game to game. If I was playing at Old Trafford I'd play Ronaldo, away from home probably Weghorst."

Do you agree with Neville's take on Weghorst and Ronaldo? Let us know.

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Topics: Manchester United, Gary Neville, Football, Wout Weghorst, Cristiano Ronaldo