Manchester United will not continue with striker Wout Weghorst. The Dutchman was acquired through a bizarre arrangement during the winter transfer window, as manager Erik ten Hag did not have enough strikers. Weghorst had a fixed spot in the starting team for several months, but has been on the bench in recent weeks. His time at the English top club is coming to an end and he's set to return to Burnley at the end of the season.
Last winter, Erik ten Hag found himself tearing his hair out... well, figuratively, as he is bald, when Anthony Martial was injured on January 15 and suddenly United was left very thin on strikers. As a backup, Weghorst was rented from Burnley. United paid as much as three million euro for this, as the tall goalkeeper had already been loaned out to Besiktas. Nevertheless, they managed to bring Weghorst in.
However, Weghorst's stint with the current fourth-place team in the Premier League has been unsuccessful so far. In 13 Premier League games, he has failed to score; he has only scored in the Europa League and the EFL Cup. He has played 26 games for United.
His mediocre statistics are the reason he's set to return to Burnley. His contract with Burnley continues until 2025. Since he was loaned out last year, it remains to be seen whether the club will continue with him. If they are positive about Weghorst, he will play at the same level as he did in the second half of this year, as Burnley has already secured promotion to the Premier League.
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