Manchester United supporters that have slammed the signing of Wout Weghorst have been told they don't know much about football by former midfielder Gordon Strachan.
The Scotland hero has told those left underwhelmed by the arrival of the Burnley forward that they need to show faith in manager Erik ten Hag following a run of five consecutive Premier League victories.
Strachan, who made 202 appearances for the club between 1984 and 1989, has given his thoughts on the Netherlands international – but admits he is unsure long-term.
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Speaking to Boyle Sports, Strachan said: "The signing of Wout Weghorst isn't a waste for United. The fact is that most football fans don't understand most things about football.
"All they really want to see are shots and tackles. If I went to any ground and asked the fans what system their team were playing, they wouldn't have a clue.
"All they want to see is their team winning.
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"Weghorst had a good goalscoring record at Wolfsburg. He went to Burnley and only scored a couple of goals but Burnley didn't score goals at that point anyway, they were getting relegated so he has to be in a team that will create chances and United will do that.
"He will give them alternative options, that's for sure. Long-term, I've no idea how it'll work out but the fans have to trust Erik ten Hag."
Weghorst could make his United debut in their trip to Crystal Palace having arrived too late to feature in their Manchester derby triumph.
Weghorst spent the first half of the season on loan at Besiktas where he scored nine goals across 18 appearances, having scored twice for Burnley last season after a £12million move.
"I feel privileged to be joining Manchester United." Weghorst said on his arrival.
"I’ve played against the club in the past and it’s a fantastic feeling to now have the chance to pull on the famous red shirt. I’ve seen United’s progress under Erik ten Hag this season and can’t wait to start playing my part in pushing the team towards its aims."
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