Manchester United’s announcement that we were signing Burnley striker Wout Weghorst on loan raised a few eyebrows. The Dutchman had scored just two goals in 18 Premier League appearances last season, although he had scored nine in 18 when on loan to Besiktas in the first half of this season.
While he’s hardly been prolific since joining United, he did score in the League Cup semi-final and assisted a goal in the final on the way to us winning the trophy.
Speaking to United Review, he has spoken about what that day at Wembley meant to him and his feelings on playing for the club.
It was my first trophy. When we won it and the trophy was ours, I took a moment to enjoy it and I saw the crowd. These are the moments you will remember, and that is why I did it.
I have worked for my whole career to reach the top, top level in the world. For me I notice now, our club – Manchester United – is definitely one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’m just proud and happy to be here.
United take on Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday and a win will take us back to Wembley for the semi-final. Weghorst has spoken about how the squad are hungry for more silverware following the victory against Newcastle in the League Cup final.
The match against Newcastle at Wembley was a great experience – a lovely atmosphere in the stadium – it has something special. But, like I said, that’s what we want. We want to win trophies. The one we have now just showed us that we can do it again; we are all hungry for more, all of us.
The FA Cup is definitely in our head to go to Wembley again, and not only play in the semi and the final, but to win it.