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Don Goodman exclusive: Weghorst a brilliant option for Man Utd and Ten Hag

Former Sunderland and West Brom centre-forward Don Goodman can understand Erik ten Hag signing Wout Weghorst, declaring the Dutchman a "brilliant option" for Manchester United.

Weghorst signed for United on-loan from Burnley midway through the January transfer window and has quickly established himself in Ten Hag's system The centre-forward already has a goal for his new club, having spent the first-half of the season on-loan in Turkey with Besiktas. And Goodman is convinced Weghorst will be influential on United's season.

On behalf of OLBG, Goodman told "I've had half an eye on the games he's played in and started.

"He seems to be a player Erik Ten Hag knows all about; I think he's definitely a brilliant option as a plan B.

"But if they're going to play him a lot between now and the end of the season, then they're going to have to adapt slightly.

"He is a strong physical presence and he's very different to what they've got.

"Weghorst is an aerial threat, so Manchester United might have to look at getting crosses into the penalty area more often."

Indeed, Goodman believes a period of adjustment will be needed for Weghorst and his new teammates if United are to exploit his qualities to the fullest.

He continued: "It's an interesting situation at Manchester United, but clearly Ten Hag sees him as a good player to have right now.

"We've seen the impact he could have from the World Cup, albeit the Netherlands just lumped the ball up to him in that game against Argentina.

"I can't imagine Manchester United doing that often in the Premier League so both the team and Weghorst will have to adapt a little bit.

"But Ten Hag has faith in him, you would think after two away games at Crystal Palace and Arsenal that it will get a bit easier for Weghorst."

For more from Don Goodman on Wout Weghorst, watch below:

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