Dutch Legend Wesley Sneijder Questions Wout Weghorst’s Potential Move to Manchester United

Dutch Legend Wesley Sneijder Questions Wout Weghorst’s Potential Move to Manchester United

Martin Moses
January 10, 2023 at 11:51 AM
  • Wesley Sneijder has questioned Manchester United's motives with Wout Weghorst
  • The Red Devils are believed to be closing in on a loan transfer for the Dutch striker
  • Erik ten Hag views Weghorst as a temporary option but Sneijder is not buying that

The Netherlands legend, Wesley Sneijder has appeared to question Manchester United's interest in Wout Weghorst.

Weghorst is reportedly close to joining the Red Devils on a short-term loan from Besiktas. He is expected to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, whose contract was terminated last year.

Wout Weghorst, Wesley Sneijder, Manchester United, Erik ten Hag, Burnley, Besiktas, World Cup
Wout Weghorst celebrates after scoring for Besiktas on January 7. Photo by Mehmet Eser/Anadolu Agency.
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The move is said to be approved by Erik ten Hag, as he seeks to pursue trophies on four fronts. Anthony Martial is the only recognised number 9 in the squad at the moment, with Marcus Rashford an alternative as well.

Why Sneijder is concerned

However, Sneijder has waded into the rumours by pouring cold water on the move.

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The Inter Milan legend has doubted whether Weghorst is the type of striker that will fit Manchester United's plans.

"In terms of striker, is he really someone United are waiting for? I don't think so. They still have 300 of those in the Premier League. It must be a stunt. This really can't be true," he said as quoted by MEN.

Weghorst at the World Cup

Weghorst is a Burnley striker, but could not help the Clarets from escaping relegation at the end of the season. He starred for the Netherlands in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, after scoring a quick brace in the quarter-finals against Argentina.

Sneijder is ranked among one of the greatest football exports from the Netherlands.

Football fans have argued that one of the greatest robberies in Ballon d'Or history happened in 2010, when he lost out to Lionel Messi despite winning a treble with Inter Milan and reaching the World Cup finals. He didn't even finish in the top three.

Ten Hag slams United's signings

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Erik ten Hag has slammed Manchester United for using a lot of money to make average signings in the past.

The Dutch coach is nearly six months into the job and has already overseen one full transfer window, as he continues to mould the club to his own liking.

The former Ajax manager has now criticised how business was conducted at United, with the club on the spot several times for spending heavily on players who failed to live up to the hype.

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