On the heels of a historic 7-0 defeat against Liverpool, Manchester United striker Wout Weghorst's pre-match tribute at Anfield has sparked outrage among Red Devils supporters. The Dutch forward, who has publicly stated his childhood allegiance to Liverpool, was caught on film touching the iconic "This is Anfield" crest before the match, a ritual typically reserved for home players.
A Betrayal Too Far
Weghorst's gesture, which has been met with strong reactions from Manchester fans, has left some supporters calling for the immediate termination of his contract. One fan wrote on social media, "I don't care about his Carabao Cup pics anymore.
He has to leave the club at the end of his 6 months. THIS VIDEO is enough to let him go. How the hell can you touch the Anfield sign as a MAN UNITED player?" Another angry supporter tweeted, "It was 12 v 10 from the start." Yet another fan expressed disappointment, stating, "Disgusting - was actually starting to like the bloke."
From Emmen to Old Trafford: The Career of Wout Weghorst
Weghorst began his professional career in 2012 with Emmen, before playing for Heracles Almelo and AZ.
In 2018, he transferred to Wolfsburg where he played for four years. He later had stints with Besiktas and Burnley before arriving at Old Trafford on a six-month loan. Despite his admission of being a Liverpool supporter growing up, Weghorst has played for several clubs throughout his career.
Back in 2020, he spoke of his admiration for Liverpool, saying, "I always found Liverpool very special. I still get goosebumps from 'You'll Never Walk Alone' There are other great English clubs too, and I always liked Milan because so many Dutch played there." The 7-0 defeat against Liverpool marks the heaviest loss for Manchester United in their storied rivalry with the Reds, surpassing the 7-1 defeat in 1895.
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