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Former manager of Wout Weghorst claims the Man Utd striker is 'disguising' his flaws at Old Trafford

Former manager of Wout Weghorst claims the Man Utd striker is 'disguising' his flaws at Old Trafford

He's struggled for goals this season.

Wout Weghorst has attempted to disguise his flaws as a player since joining Manchester United, according to one of his former managers.

Weghorst, 30, joined United on loan from Burnley in the January transfer window, with Erik ten Hag opting to sign the Netherlands international on a short-term deal rather than splashing the cash on a big-money replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

While Weghorst’s arrival has coincided with an upturn in form for Ten Hag's side, the Dutch striker has struggled for goals – managing only two in 20 appearances for the Red Devils.

According to Football Insider, United have no plans to sign Weghorst on a permanent deal in the summer.

But the former Besiktas striker will hope to change the club's stance with his performances in the final months of the campaign.

Weghorst praised for his work rate

Lech Poznan manager John van den Brom, who previously coached Weghorst at AZ Alkmaar, has been impressed by the forward's impact at Old Trafford and believes "disguising" his limitations with hard work.

"Believe me, he didn’t expect that either. I think Wout is also honest enough to admit that," Van den Brom told Voetbal Nieuws (via Sport Witness).

"We must not forget that if you always keep working on yourself and keep investing in your career, both on and off the field, you will see that it can lead somewhere. He got the most out of it every day.

"There are plenty of players with more talent or quality who don’t get the most out of it. Wout knows very well what he can do and also what he is less good at.

"He tries to disguise this by always working hard. As a result, he always remains upright with his mentality. I have a lot of respect for him.

"Wout is still the same. I messaged him after his transfer to Manchester United. He responded right away. Those are nice things."

Weghorst will hope to add to his goals tally when United face Sevilla in their Europa League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

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Topics: Wout Weghorst, Manchester United, Football, Premier League