Frenkie de Jong praised Wout Weghorst, who Manchester United signed on loan from Burnley for the remainder of the 22/23 season after the Dutchman opened his account for the Red Devils in their win over Nottingham Forest.
Manchester United secured a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final. After Marcus Rashford sent the Red Devils ahead in the sixth minute of the match, Wout Weghorst doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time.
That was the Netherlands international’s first goal for Manchester United. It came in his third match for the Old Trafford outfit. The 30-year-old scored his first goal for Manchester United with a striker’s finish.
The goal came after Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey saved Antony’s strike from range, but he parried the ball into the path of Wout Weghorst. The Dutch striker reacted the quickest to it and scored from the rebound to send Manchester United 2-0 up.
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Frenkie de Jong comments on Wout Weghorst’s Instagram post after the striker’s first goal for Manchester United
After Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest, Wout Weghorst took to Instagram to express his delight at the victory and his goal.
Frenkie de Jong, who Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for in the summer transfer window, was among those who commented on the post. The Barcelona midfielder commented on his compatriot’s post with a clapping emoji.
Frenkie de Jong continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United, with reports in recent months suggesting the Dutchman would be open to a move to the Old Trafford outfit.
Meanwhile, Frenkie de Jong has featured in 22 games across all competitions for Barcelona in the ongoing 22/23 campaign. The 25-year-old has a contract that runs until 2026 with Barcelona.
That means Frenkie de Jong still has more than three years left on his current contract with the Spanish behemoths.
It remains to be seen if Manchester United will attempt to sign the highly-rated Netherlands midfielder in the summer transfer window of 2023.
Meanwhile, Manchester United, who are now one step closer to securing the passage to the EFL Cup final, will take on Reading in another cup competition in their next game.
The Red Devils will square off with Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The match between Man Utd and Reading kicks off at 1:30 am Indian Standard Time on January 29.