Wout Weghorst’s ’embarrassing’ response to criticism over touching Anfield sign

Wout Weghorst has responded to scathing criticism from Manchester United fans, after he touched Liverpool’s ‘This is Anfield’ sign.

The Dutchman was beginning to establish himself as a popular figure at the Red Devils after a series of impressive performances for Erik ten Hag’s side. However, all of his hard work was undone in the build-up to United’s horrific 7-0 away loss to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

A defeat of that magnitude is normally enough for an entire fanbase to turn on their team, particularly when it was against one of their most hated rivals. And with the anger and fury from their Anfield humiliation still burning like fire, United fans could not believe their eyes when a video showing the former Burnley forward tapping the sign appeared.

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In the wake of this mild PR disaster for Weghorst, the experienced forward has taken to social media to explain himself. "Normally I never react on media topics, but for this one, it's worth it because you amazing United fans are important to me,” Weghorst began.

“So I just want to clarify the video that is doing the rounds. From the National team, I know that Virgil always touches that sign and I went to stop him touching it to try and wind him up before the game.

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"As a child I always supported FC Twente, and as a proud player now for Manchester United, my dedication to this incredible club can never be questioned. Sunday was a terrible day for all of us.

“We are putting everything into making it right in the next weeks. We will bounce back together and achieve our aims this season!"

Weghorst’s apology may not quite be enough to get himself back into the good books of United fans. One called it 'embarrassing' on Twitter, and another insisted: "He shouldn't have said anything. This is worse now."

Overall, his loan spell has been rather productive, as he has appeared to form a great understanding with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Antony.

However, one would imagine he needs to significantly start adding to the one goal and three assists he has contributed for the Red Devils so far.

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