Man United boss Erik Ten Hag pressed on Weghorst transfer & Pellistri future

  • Ten Hag responds to Weghorst transfer question & makes a decision regarding Pellistri’s future after long-awaited debut.

Man United boss Erik Ten Hag pressed on Weghorst transfer & Pellistri future
Man United Erik Ten Hag pressed on Weghorst transfer & Pellistri future

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has commented on the club’s links with Wout Weghorst and addressed Facundo Pellistri’s future at Old Trafford.

Speaking after United’s 3-0 win against League One side Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, Ten Hag claimed he “sees a future” in the young Uruguayan, who came on as a substitute after 84 minutes to make his long-awaited competitive debut for the club.

But when it came to Weghorst’s connections to the team, he was less forthcoming, declining to comment on recent rumours of a possible loan deal for the Dutchman.

“No, unfortunately, I can’t,” Ten Hag said when asked for an update on Burnley striker Weghorst, who is reportedly close to cutting short his current loan spell at Besiktas to join United.


He added on Pellistri: “I see a future in [Pellistri]. He is doing really well, he is progressing. Also against Everton [in last month’s friendly], I was really happy with his performance. He is coming on and has an effect, that is the next step.”

While the club assesses their attacking options in the current market, academy graduate Marcus Rashford continued his fine form against Charlton, scoring two goals in the closing stages to extend his home scoring streak to eight games and take his tally to 15 in all competitions.

United, meanwhile, have recorded eight wins in a row since losing to in early November and will know their League Cup semi-final opponents after the draw takes place on Wednesday evening.

Ten Hag’s team will play rival in the Premier League on Saturday after finding out who they will face in the next round of the cup.


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