Man Utd Legend Praises Ronaldo's Replacement

Wout Weghorst
Wout Weghorst

Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra has defended the club's decision to sign Netherlands international Wout Weghorst.

The Red Devils have been light up front since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving Anthony Martial as the club's only senior striker.

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The Premier League club are now set to sign the Dutch striker on loan from Championship side Besiktas for the remainder of the season to provide back up for Martial.

"Reports are saying that Wout Weghorst looks set to sign for Man United, we've been here before, we've had so many players looking set to sign and we need to be careful, but he is a good player," Evra told Betair. 

"As a player, what I like about him is he reminds me a little bit of Olivier Giroud; he plays with his back to goal, with his stamina, he's strong physically and he knows how to keep the ball.

"He knows how to play in that fixed position, players like Rashford and all the team will enjoy playing with a player like that. Like Giroud, sometimes you just pass them the ball and you can run behind them. 

"He's a good finisher and he can finish with both feet. He's strong in the air. That's the kind of striker that I can see being successful if they sign for United."

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