Manchester United have today confirmed the loan signing of Wout Weghorst from Burnley until the end of the season. He’s spent the first half of the season on loan with Besiktas where he’s scored nine goals in 18 appearances so far.

Speaking with the club’s official website, he’s spoken about his happiness over signing for United.

I feel privileged to be joining Manchester United. I’ve played against the club in the past and it’s a fantastic feeling to now have the chance to pull on the famous red shirt. I’ve seen United’s progress under Erik ten Hag this season and can’t wait to start playing my part in pushing the team towards its aims.

Whatever happens in the next few months, I can promise to give everything to the club for as long as I am here. I thank everyone who has played a part in getting me to this stage, and now I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting involved straight away.

Weghorst will fulfil the role Cristiano Ronaldo held for the first half of the season, although hopefully he’ll score more than one Premier League goal like his predecessor.

Manchester United football director, John Murtough, spoke about the reasons behind signing the Burnley man.

Wout has a consistent goalscoring record across several European leagues, and his attributes will add a further dimension to our squad for the remainder of the season. We were also attracted by his strong personality and dedicated approach to football, which fits perfectly with the spirit that Erik is building within our squad. He has shown a huge desire to join Manchester United and be part of what we’re striving to achieve this season.