The primary spherical of worldwide fixtures within the new home season are effectively underway with a number of Manchester United stars representing their nations throughout the globe.
Former United striker Wout Weghorst additionally had an evening to recollect final evening, scoring the winner for the Netherlands in a key European Championship Qualifying recreation towards the Republic of Eire.
As reported by The Guardian, Weghorst got here on as a half-time substitute for Ronald Koeman’s males and adjusted the sport in Holland’s favour.
Eire took a shock early lead in entrance of passionate house assist by an Adam Idah penalty earlier than Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo scored a spot kick of his personal, to ship the groups in degree on the break.
Weghorst’s introduction coupled with a change of formation swung the sport within the Netherlands favour after the restart and the previous United man scored a tidy winner, ten minutes into the second half.
The win leaves Koeman’s males in a robust place in Group B of qualifying, sitting joint second with Greece however having a recreation in hand.
France are the runaway leaders having gained every of their first 5 fixtures, Eire are languishing behind the pack and now face a mammoth job to qualify.
Weghorst’s winner was a reminder of his placing instincts. The 31-year-old appears to have the midas contact for his nation and continues to play a key function for Koeman’s facet.
The large striker spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Outdated Trafford and regardless of not discovering his contact in entrance of purpose, did assist United to a trophy and a 3rd place end within the league.
Weghorst managed simply two targets throughout his time in Manchester, each in cup competitions towards Nottingham Forest and Actual Betis, respectively.
Erik ten Hag determined towards making his transfer a everlasting one the top of the season and he was despatched again to his dad or mum membership, Burnley.
Nevertheless, the Dutchman wasn’t seen as a part of Vincent Kompany’s plans this 12 months and he has been despatched out on mortgage once more, this time to German facet Hoffenheim.