Manchester United enthusiasts were left dreaming of the summer transfer window as Wout Weghorst struggled in defeat to Newcastle.
The Dutch striker managed only 10 touches of the ball in 62 minutes for the duration of the harmful 2- reduction on the exact working day one of his probable replacements shined.
Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos netted the winner in a 1- victory in excess of Rio Ave in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, producing it 25 aims in all competitions this year.
In executing so, he became the youngest Benfica player to access the tally in 60 several years, with the very last currently being footballing legend Eusebio.
The 21-12 months-previous has come to be a initially-team frequent in Lisbon this period, and also broke into the Portugal squad at the expenditure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo was dropped throughout the 2022 Globe Cup for the youthful striker, who proceeded to score a hat-trick in a past 16 game versus Switzerland.
Even prior to his demonstrating in Qatar, Ramos’ name experienced already been put together with Male United’s, with the club in search of a large centre ahead signing in the summer months window.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Tottenham’s Harry Kane have also been joined with a shift to Outdated Trafford, with Weghorst not seeking like the answer.
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The 30-year-outdated joined the Crimson Devils in January as a end-hole substitute up front, signing on financial loan from Burnley for the remainder of the time.
Since then he is but to score a Premier League target, with both of those of his initiatives coming in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
Erik ten Hag was asked about Weghorst remaining over and above the summer in advance of the match, and said: “Of training course. I feel he is executing a whole lot of factors of football really nicely — Wout is carrying out a actually very good career for us.”
You have to feel Male United admirers might disagree…