Richard Keys calls Erik ten Hag signing the worst player in Man Utd's history

Richard Keys has launched a scathing attack on Manchester United striker Wout Weghorst and branded him the worst player he has ever seen play for the club.

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The Holland international’s ungainly style and selfless attitude has seen him achieve something close to cult-hero status at Old Trafford since his January loan move from Burnley, despite having scored only once in 14 appearances.

With Cristiano Ronaldo exiled, Anthony Martial almost permanently injured and the Glazer family unwilling to loosen the purse strings in January, Ten Hag was forced to settle for a stop-gap solution.

Ten Hag has been vociferous in his praise of Weghorst and highly values his contribution to the team, but beIN Sports presenter Keys cannot fathom the decision to experiment with the 30-year-old as a makeshift No.10.

Weghorst looked badly out of his depth in the history making 7-0 defeat at Anfield on Sunday which led Keys to brand the 30-year-old ‘a joke’.

‘It’s his decision to keep playing Wout Weghorst,’ Keys wrote in his weekly blog.’ It’s not Weghorst’s fault, but he has to be the worst player I’ve ever seen in a United jersey.

‘He’s a bang ordinary No.9, who couldn’t get in a struggling Burnley team, but what on earth possesses Seven Hag to think he’s a sumptuous 10? One who can ‘wear the tuxedo’ as the Americans say.

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‘Come on. It’s a joke and the manager has got to give up pretending that Weghorst has got something to offer.

‘He’s not a ‘pressing monster’. He doesn’t ‘make runs’ because he can’t run. And he doesn’t score goals. You can’t start him – push Fernandes left and leave £80m Sancho on the bench. Too clever Erik. Far too clever.’

Keys was equally dismissive of summer recruit Antony whose form has deteriorated rapidly since making a bright start to his United career.

‘Finally Antony,’ Keys added. ‘Somebody has got to help him. All he’s got right now is a step over, roll the ball, step inside and try to find the bottom corner.

‘Alisson was waiting for him all afternoon. He’s a one-trick pony and far too predictable.’

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