Walter Weghorst ready to let his Manchester United debut wednesday Eric Ten Witches and go together Crystal Palace.
The Dutch striker will become the 12th player to join the Red Devils’ first team on loan since 2000.
Imported from the second line burnley On Friday, before what promises to be an exciting end to what is expected to be an exciting season at Old Trafford, manager Ten Haag was so eager to sign 30-year-old Weghorst and bolster his attacking abilities that United £2.6m in damages paid against turkish giants Besiktas of which 6 feet 6 inches Netherlands The International have weathered the first half of the campaign.
Weghorst is the Red Devils’ second signing January transfer window, Follow another loanee in the substitute goalkeeper Jack Butland, Who would want to start only once before he returns Crystal Palace. Otherwise, the goalkeeper will join Luke Steele, Rafael Leao – no, not from AC Milan, Andy Kellett joined on loan this century but failed to represent the senior team.
With that in mind, let’s take a look back at seven players – big and small – who made an impact on loan at Old Trafford.
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A surprise signing in the second half of the 2000-01 season, Sir Alex Ferguson turned to the late Andy Gorham to help sort things out between the Red Devils. As United dealt with an injury crisis between the post, Ferguson and his colleagues did not have a senior goalkeeper to enter the run-in.
Bury-born Goram, aptly nicknamed ‘The Goalkeeper’, was a big man on the border, winning five consecutive SPL titles for the Glasgow giants. The 43-cap Scotland international, then Motherwell, didn’t even believe the Red Devils were interested, instead assuming his phone rang and he had been screwed by old pal Ellie McCost.
In a lively phone exchange, Ferguson said: “Goalkeeper, I want you on loan for three months. Fabien Barthez is injured, Raimond van der Gouw is injured. We have Bayern Munich. [on] wednesday and Liverpool [on] Sunday. ’ Goram replied: ‘Coisty, fuck it! ”
Ferguson called back two minutes later, telling him bluntly: “You have 10 seconds to decide yes or no, you fat man!” He was substituted in both appearances – a 4-2 home win over Cowen Chuicheng, then lost 2-1 to Southampton – In order for Van der Gouw to be eligible for Super League Medals for winners.
He also played cricket for Scotland four times and died on 2 July 2022 aged 58 after a brief battle with esophageal cancer.
Polish goalkeeper Tomas Kuzcak has arrived at Old Trafford under exceptional circumstances. The Red Devils signed the Hertha BSC youth academy graduate from West Bromwich Albion in August 2006 in an unspecified deal, in which goalkeeper Luke Steele and defender Paul McShane headed Goal.
After a £2.5m bid for Kuszczak was rejected a week earlier, it soon became apparent that the Pole had originally signed on loan before becoming a permanent fixture at United at the end of the season.debut against arsenal, The Pole redeemed himself by saving a penalty from Gilberto Silva, who was almost Edwin van der Sar’s second-in-command during his six years in Manchester.
Kushchak made 32 appearances and helped Ferguson’s side win four Premier League titles. Champions League in 2008.
The Red Devils aren’t known for hero worship as they are true legends, but Henrik Larsson certainly falls into the former category.Scored 242 goals in 313 games for Celtic barcelona United have long been keen to sign the prolific Sweden striker in a bid to win Champions League glory.
So, sign with Ibrahimovic Coming into the twilight of his career in 2016, Larsson is aiming to see through the 2006-07 campaign and ensure Ferguson’s men win their first league title in four years. The 35-year-old scored once on his debut against Aston Villa and added two more before returning to his hometown of Helsingborg.
“He’s been fantastic for us,” Ferguson said before Larsson left. “His professionalism, his attitude, everything he does is outstanding. We want him to stay, but obviously he has made a commitment to his family and to Helsingborg, and I think we should respect that. That — but I’d do anything to keep him.”
Therefore, Ferguson needs a new striker to supplement wayne rooney Who is free on the Red Devils forward line?fired west ham united Playing it safe, Carlos Tevez piqued the interest of the Premier League hosts last season, with the newly crowned champions winning the competition.
The tenacious Argentine secured a two-year loan from agent Kia Joorabchian’s Media Sports Investment, which involved complex third-party ownership, and he quickly convinced the Old Trafford faithful that he was worthy Work hard for it.Tevez scored 19 goals in his first season as United won the Premier League and the Champions League, alongside Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
After another spectacular turn of events the following season, his controversial move to manchester city Soured his relationship with Old Trafford fans and tarnished those fond memories.
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Five years after Tevez’s departure, United are back in the loan market for another South American striker. With Louis van Gaal’s decision to send Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez off, the enigmatic Dutchman has given Radamel Falcao a chance, recovering from an ACL injury earlier last season. recovering from injury.
A potent striker for Porto and Atletico Madrid, the Colombian was one of Monaco’s huge new signings for £50m in 2013. However, when Van Gaal visited a year later, those on the French Riviera jumped at the chance to sell him on the wage budget, knowing deep down that Falcao had missed almost a full year of football. In the end, he may no longer be the same player.
Monaco’s suspicions were confirmed after he scored just four goals in 26 appearances for the Red Devils and was sent back, simply because Jose Mourinho Try your luck with him next semester Chelsea. Another failure.
Odion Ighalo was lesser known but ended up having a bigger impact than Falcao, another cult hero who started out on loan from super-rich Shanghai Shenhua. Excellent performance for six months.A passionate childhood United fan, the Nigerian is eager to play under him Solskjaer And with five goals in 19 appearances – all in cup competitions, the Red Devils have reached the semi-finals of both the Champions League and Champions League FA Cup and Europa League suspensions for the 2019-20 season.
Solskjaer was so pleased with Ighalo that he extended his loan spell for another six months. However, the arrival of veteran striker Edinson Cavani has significantly reduced his playing time, with the former Watford hitman leaving to sign for Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabaab.
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Last and least on this list, Martin Dubravka will still be on loan at Old Trafford new castle He was not recalled on New Year’s Day. The Slovakian goalkeeper joined United on loan in September to compete with undisputed number one David de Gea, but he has made just two appearances this season and has failed to convince fans that he is a reliable backup.
Newcastle’s decision to bring back their former first-choice keeper has prompted Ten Hag to bring in another short-term keeper, Butland, who, along with tall target Weghorst, will aim to be successful during his brief stay at the club.