Man U seeking to sign Wout Weghorst after Ronaldo Departure

Man U seeking to sign Wout Weghorst after Ronaldo Departure

On Friday, January 13th, 2023 sources close to the Manchester United football club stated that Man U is getting close to signing the 30 – year – old striker from the Netherlands, Wout Weghorst, after Cristiano Ronaldo left the Manchester United football club recently.

Wout is now all set to join Manchester United on loan from Burnley until the end of the European professional football season, but Weghorst would not be eligible to play versus Manchester City in an English Premier League match this Saturday, January 14th, 2023.

Media Statement from Erik ten Hag

“I think we are close … he won’t be available for tomorrow,” the manager of the Manchester United football club, Erik ten Hag, mentioned at a news conference with the major sports media out lets on Friday, January 13th, 2023.

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United for a New Club Team

Weghorst, who was already previously on loan from Burnley to the Turkish club Besiktas, seemed to appear as a stunning replacement for Ronaldo. The football great in Ronaldo had his contract terminated by Manchester United back in November following his very controversial and hotheaded interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized the Manchester United manager in Erik Ten Hag as well as the football club’s owners.

Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United, he has signed with the Saudi Arabian football club, Al Nassr.

Ten Hag has been looking to bring in a solid forward more specifically a striker to jump start his team’s offensive attack for the Champions League qualification, and he is in heavy pursuit of winning a trophy during his 1st – season in charge as the manager of Manchester United.

After Ronaldo left Manchester United with only 2 – senior strikers left in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford they have no other choice but to sign other younger more aggressive strikers.

Wout Weghorst

Weghorst recently played for the Netherlands during the recently decided 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and he scored 2 – goals in his nation’s dramatic quarterfinal match versus Argentina. Wout scored two times deep into match play to send the contest into extra time and eventually penalty kicks prior to Argentina winning 4 to 3 during a shootout that was necessary to decide the game.

Weghorst has scored a total of 8 – goals for Besiktas this season that included 2 – goals throughout his last previous 3 – games.

Wout joined Burnley on a $15 million agreement from the German club Wolfsburg in January of 2022, and he managed to score only 2 – goals over the course of 20 – appearances as Burnley was relegated from the English Premier League.

Manchester United was coincided with a move for Cody Gakpo earlier this month, but the Netherlands striker instead decided to join their rival in Liverpool.

Erik ten Hag is anticipated to move for a long – term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo during the upcoming months of this summer, with Harry Kane linked as among the possible players to replace Ronaldo at the forefront of Manchester United’s offensive attack.

The Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, has now finally been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to his nagging knee injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards

Sporting CP

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2002

Manchester United

Premier League: 2006 – 2007, 2007 – 2008, 2008 – 2009
FA Cup: 2003 – 2004
Football League Cup: 2005 – 2006, 2008 – 2009
FA Community Shield: 2007
UEFA Champions League: 2007 – 2008
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Real Madrid

La Liga: 2011 – 2012, 2016 – 2017
Copa del Rey: 2010 – 2011, 2013 – 2014
Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017
UEFA Champions League: 2013 – 2014, 2015 – 2016, 2016 – 2017, 2017 – 2018
UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2017
FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017


Serie A: 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020
Coppa Italia: 2020 – 2021
Supercoppa Italiana: 2018, 2020


UEFA European Championship: 2016
UEFA Nations League: 2018 – 2019


FIFA Ballon d’Or / Ballon d’Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2016, 2017
The Best FIFA Special Award for Outstanding Career Achievement: 2021
European Golden Shoe: 2007 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2013 – 2014, 2014 – 2015
FPF Portuguese Player of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2006 – 2007, 2007 – 2008
Premier League Player of the Season: 2006 – 2007, 2007 – 2008
Premier League Golden Boot: 2007 – 2008
La Liga Best Player: 2013 – 2014
Pichichi Trophy: 2010 – 2011, 2013 – 2014, 2014 – 2015
Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2019, 2020
Capocannoniere: 2020 – 2021


PRT Ordem de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao de Vila Vicosa Cavaleiro ribbon.svg Medal of Merit, Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa (Portuguese Royal Family)
PRT Order of Prince Henry – Grand Officer BAR.png Grand officer of the Order of Prince Henry
POR Ordem do Merito Comendador BAR.svg Commander of the Order of Merit
Cordão Autonómico de Distinção


Robson, James. “Man United close to securing Weghorst after Ronaldo exit”. The Associated Press. Friday, January 13, 2023.

Football Reference News Services. “Cristiano Ronaldo”. Football Reference. Friday, January 13, 2023.

Author: Henry Brown