Wout Weghorst’s Man Utd shirt number ‘leaked’ as pic appearing to show striker modelling kit emerges

WOUT WEGHORST’S new Manchester United shirt number has reportedly been “leaked”.

The Dutch striker joined the Red Devils on Friday and was within the stands to watch the 2-1 win over Manchester City yesterday.


Wout Weghorst has joined Man Utd on mortgage for the remainder of the seasonCredit: Getty

Weghorst had been on mortgage at Besiktas for the season, however United forked out £2.5million in compensation to the Turkish membership to minimize the transfer quick.

United may also pay Burnley round £2.6m to take him on mortgage.

The 30-year-old may make his United debut in Wednesday’s journey to Crystal Palace.

And now the shirt number he might be carrying could have been revealed early.

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Dutch commentator Robert Claus was additionally on the Manchester derby.

While he was at Old Trafford, he noticed Weghorst on the pitch and snapped {a photograph} of him carrying a United shirt.

And on the again was the No.27.

That jersey was allotted to full-back Alex Telles in the beginning of the season.


However, he has now joined Sevilla on mortgage, vacating the number.

Meanwhile, boss Erik ten Hag has defined why he needed to get Weghorst to United.

He stated: “He is including a sort of striker we don’t have on this second and I’ve identified him for a very long time and I’ve adopted him via the leagues.

“He’s a goalscorer definitely but also a type who will work for the team, who is a really good pressing player in defending, so he can contribute [there] as well.”

The United boss went on to say that Weghorst will shock followers along with his counter-attacking velocity – regardless of his 6ft 6in body.

Ten Hag continued: “He’s a field participant who can even play counter-attack, you received’t anticipate it all the time while you see his profile however he’s a very good counter participant. 

“I’ve seen many goals, especially in the Bundesliga where they play a lot of counter there, and he was really effective.”

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