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Lionel Messi inspired Wout Weghorst’s nickname at Man Utd

Lionel Messi inspired Wout Weghorst’s nickname at Man Utd

Lionel Messi inspired Wout Weghorst’s nickname at Man Utd

Lionel Messi inspired Wout Weghorst’s nickname at Man Utd

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  • Wout Weghorst is a surprise acquisition for Manchester United.
  • He is having only scored twice in 20 appearances in the Premier League.
  • His move was criticised even before he took the field.
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Wout Weghorst may be tough to compare to Lionel Messi in any way, but that doesn’t mean the PSG star can’t inspire the Manchester United striker’s nickname.

Weghorst was unquestionably a surprise acquisition for United in the January transfer window; until he rapidly verified the rumours, everyone was completely unaware they were interested in him.

The Dutch striker spent his six-month stint in the Premier League, where he only scored twice in 20 appearances, on loan at Besiktas from Burnley.

Going to that kind of goal-to-game ratio after Cristiano Ronaldo’s career-long average looked like a strange method to replace the Portugal star.

The former Wolfsburg star’s move was criticised even before he took the field, so it hasn’t been the easiest start to life.

Since he has only scored once, Erik ten Hag’s club is said to be dealing with a “growing issue” with the huge forward after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Leeds United.

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But it appears that his teammates care about him because, according to SPORT, Lisandro Martinez has given him a new moniker.

Martinez refers to him as “Bobo,” which is a polite way of saying “idiot,” and is motivated by Messi’s tirade at the Netherlands international during their World Cup quarterfinal matchup.

Weghorst scored twice off the bench, including one from a risky last-second free kick, to force extra time and ultimately penalties.

Despite his team won, Messi was visibly upset after the game, and Weghorst went by behind the camera as he was being questioned.

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