Richard Keys brands Wout Weghorst ‘the worst ever Man Utd player’ and taunts Erik ten Hag
Wout Weghorst is Man United’s ‘WORST EVER player’ and Erik ten Hag is overhyped, claims Richard Keys, in a scathing attack on the ‘keen to take credit’ boss – who he dubs ‘Seven Hag’ after 7-0 loss
- Manchester United were humiliated in a 7-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday
- The shock loss came just a week after the Red Devils won the Carabao Cup
- Richard Keys has targeted Erik ten Hag and Wout Weghorst following the loss
Richard Keys has launched a bizarre attack on Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag as well as January signing Wout Weghorst following their 7-0 humiliation at Liverpool on Sunday.
United were left stunned by their bitter rivals at Anfield who enforced an embarrassing loss on the Old Trafford outfit just a week on from winning the Carabao Cup.
But Keys has now slammed the Dutch boss following the loss calling him ‘Seven’ Hag, as well as calling Weghorst the worst player in a Manchester United jersey.’
The former Sky Sports presenter refused to fully condemn United’s ‘shambles’ of a performance on Sunday, insisting it was a one off. However, he criticised the Dutchman for ‘distancing himself’ away from the blame of the loss.
‘Now comes the real test though,’ Keys said on his blog. ‘How do United react? Can Seven Hag get them “playing” rather than sitting and waiting to mug the opposition with Rashford’s pace?
Richard Keys hit out at Erik ten Hag (left) and Wout Weghorst (right) after Man Utd’s 7-0 loss
Keys believed United’s hammering was a one-off but launched a rant on failings at the club
‘A quick word on the manager. He strikes me as very keen to take credit when things go well, but it’s always somebody else’s fault when they don’t. This time his players were “unprofessional” and “didn’t stick to the plan”. In other words – don’t blame me guv’.
‘I’d have rather heard him say “it’s a one-off. It won’t happen again and it certainly won’t spoil the work that we’ve all been doing”. That would’ve been enough. Take it on the chin as a collective. He’s the one complaining that United “didn’t stick together” but he’s distancing himself from it.’
Keys continued his rant by then targeting Weghorst who is on loan from Burnley until the end of the season.
Despite a largely mixed time since arriving in January, Keys slammed the striker for his inability to fit into United’s system and offering nothing to the Red Devils’ attack.
‘After all, it’s his [Ten Hag] decision to keep playing Wout Weghorst. It’s not Weghorst’s fault, but he has to be the worst player I’ve ever seen in a United jersey,’ Keys added.
‘He’s a bang ordinary No 9, who couldn’t get in a struggling Burnley team, but what on earth possesses Seven Hag to think he’s a sumptuous 10?
‘One who can “wear the tuxedo” as the Americans say. Come on. It’s a joke and the manager has got to give up pretending that Weghorst has got something to offer.
‘He’s not a “pressing monster”. He doesn’t “make runs” because he can’t run. And he doesn’t score goals. You can’t start him – push [Bruno] Fernandes left and leave £80m [Jadon] Sancho on the bench. Too clever Erik. Far too clever.’
Weghorst was branded the worst United player by Keys while Ten Hag was dubbed ‘Seven’ Hag
United were left stunned after a good run of form was ended with utter Anfield humiliation
United’s players were called back into training on Monday morning at 9am following the loss
Ten Hag was left furious following United’s defeat on Sunday, arriving for training on Monday at 7am while calling in his players at 9am to show them video clips of the mauling.
In addition the Dutch boss booked extra psychologist sessions for his players in a bid to rebuild their shattered confidence.
Meanwhile, Red Devils supporters have been left fuming over Weghorst’s actions before a ball had even been kicked at Liverpool following footage emerging of boyhood Reds fan touching the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign on the way out of the tunnel.