Man Utd ‘consider’ striker transfer after Wout Weghorst ‘quality’ claim

All the latest Manchester United news as the Red Devils look to bounce back from Sunday’s thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
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Manchester United will still be picking up the peices following their shock defeat to Liverpool on Sunday night.

The Red Devils were knocked for seven at Anfield, ending their impressing run with an embarrassing defeat to one of their biggest rivals. Erik ten Hag’s men has commanded plenty of respect during their superb run, which included winning the Carabao Cup and beating Barcelona in the Europa League, but Sunday showed they still have plenty of work to do.

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As United look to bounce back in the Europa League this Thursday, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding Old Trafford.

Weghorst claim

Loan striker Wout Weghorst does not have the quality to stay at Old Trafford long-term, according to Paul Scholes.

“Weghorst is in the team to be a defender, really,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.

“You’re talking about a Manchester United No.10 or a centre-forward, he’s in the team to be defensive. He’s the one who runs about and rats about and everybody likes playing with him because he does that. But quality-wise as well you’ve got to have a certain level of quality to play for Man United… it’s not there.

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“Look, I don’t want to be too disrespectful. I don’t want to be too disrespectful to the team because they’ve been great, they’ve just won a trophy. I keep saying the word ‘freakish’, that is a really freakish day that, that is a really freakish day. I think they’ve got the experience, the character, the quality in the team to recover from that.

“I think there won’t be many players who have had beatings like that, but somehow they’re going to have to respond. I think on Thursday night he’ll freshen up, there’s a decent-sized squad now who have got a little bit of confidence about them, they’ll be looking at that thinking, ‘I should be playing’, they should be staking a claim for a place.”

Abraham interest

Speaking of striker signings, United are said to be interested in signing AS Roma star Tammy Abraham.

According to Ben Jacobs, the England star could be a back-up option if the Red Devils fail to sign Victor Osimhen. Jacobs told GiveMeSport: “With Tammy Abraham, there is going to be a fair amount of interest. He, like Chris Smalling, is really enjoying life at Roma, by the way. So, that’s kind of one consideration in all of this, and Manchester United’s interest in Abraham is very genuine as well.

“I don’t necessarily think for Manchester United that Abraham is a top priority, but you might see them turn to Abraham, if for example, they don’t get a target like Victor Osimhen.”

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