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Gary Neville Suggests Weghorst Brings More To United Than Ronaldo

Gary Neville Suggests Weghorst Brings More To United Than Ronaldo
By Rory Cassidy Updated
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Gary Neville has boldly suggested that Wout Weghorst has brought more to the Man United team than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo left Old Trafford earlier this season after a controversial interview with Piers Morgan in which he claimed he felt "betrayed" and admitted that he had "no respect" for boss Erik Ten Hag. He has since joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.

Weghorst on the other hand came in on loan in January from Burnley. The 30-year-old had spent the start of the season on loan at Turkey's Beskitas.

The Dutch international has featured weekly for United but has only scored two goals.

Gary Neville highlights why Ten Hag is playing Weghorst


Neville however used statistics to highlight that United are a more productive team both in terms of wins and goals scored when they have Weghorst in the team instead of Ronaldo.

"Weghorst has 12 wins, four draws, three defeats, he has only scored two goals but the team has scored 37 goals, with Ronaldo it was 19 starts, they won three less games, drawn three, lost four more with him in the team, he scored 11 but the team itself only scored 23, they are massive differences," the Sky Sports pundit said.

"It is the strangeness of football is having a player who isn't good enough to be a Manchester United forward but has brought more profit to the team.

"It wasn't working at the end, he's left, that was a provocative (stats) chart, but it is right and shows why Ten Hag is picking Weghorst."

Jamie Carragher hit back demanding that Neville declare which of the two he'd pick to start.

"I don't know, I don't know who I'd pick, he said.


"I think you'd move it from game to game, sometimes I'd pick Ronaldo, sometimes I'd pick Weghorst. If I was playing at home, I'd play Ronaldo, if I was away from home, I'd probably pick Weghorst."

Weghorst is not regarded as being a permanent solution to United's striker woes, with the club expected to enter the market in the summer.

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