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The reason why Sky Sports gave Wout Weghorst a different body in Man United line-up graphic

The reason why Sky Sports gave Wout Weghorst a different body in Man United line-up graphic

Wout Weghorst's head was photoshopped on a different body in Manchester United's Sky Sports line-up graphic.

Man United's new signing Wout Weghorst was the subject of a horrendous photoshop on Sky Sports' line-up graphic.

The Netherlands international has signed for United on loan until the end of the season and made his debut against Crystal Palace in Wednesday's 1-1 draw.

The 6ft 5 striker retained his place for the 3-2 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday but for the second consecutive game, there was a graphic gaffe.

Weghorst flashed up as the final member of United's starting XI in their white away kit as Martin Tyler ran through the teams .

But while it was his head, the body quite clearly did not belong to the 30-year-old.

The physique was much smaller and whoever it was sported Nike boots despite Weghorst being an Adidas athlete.

Naturally it garnered plenty of reaction on social media, with one fan joking that Sky had made the former Wolfsburg man look like former One Direction star Niall Horan.

According to the Daily Mail, United were left "bemused" as they had sent all the necessary material to Sky after announcing his signing on 13 January.

But the broadcaster say they need to capture Weghorst themselves and in person, something that has not yet happened.

Typically players are whisked in before the new season for walk-on shots in home, away and third kits for broadcasters to use.

Sky also did not confirm which body double they used, but they definitely didn't appear to stand over six feet.

Weghorst wasn't too involved in proceedings at the Emirates but Jamie Redknapp did like the way he opened up space for Marcus Rashford's stunning long-range strike.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

“It’s a small role but its an important role," he said on Sky Sports.

"He just takes Gabriel a little bit to his left.

“That opens up the space [for Rashford]. It is a magnificent goal.”

It followed up some fine off-the-ball work for Bruno Fernandes' goal against Crystal Palace in midweek and showed just why United have brought him in.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester United, Sky Sports, Premier League, Wout Weghorst, Burnley, Arsenal