WOUT WEGHORST’S new Manchester United shirt number has reportedly been “leaked”.

The Dutch striker joined the Red Devils on Friday and was in the stands to watch the 2-1 win over Manchester City yesterday.

Wout Weghorst has joined Man Utd on loan for the rest of the season

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Wout Weghorst has joined Man Utd on loan for the rest of the seasonCredit: Getty

Weghorst had been on loan at Besiktas for the season, but United forked out £2.5million in compensation to the Turkish club to cut the move short.

United will also pay Burnley around £2.6m to take him on loan.

The 30-year-old could make his United debut in Wednesday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

And now the shirt number he could be wearing may have been revealed early.

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Dutch commentator Robert Claus was also at the Manchester derby.

While he was at Old Trafford, he spotted Weghorst on the pitch and snapped a photograph of him wearing a United shirt.

And on the back was the No.27.

That jersey was allocated to full-back Alex Telles at the start of the season.

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However, he has now joined Sevilla on loan, vacating the number.

Meanwhile, boss Erik ten Hag has explained why he wanted to get Weghorst to United.

He said: “He is adding a type of striker we don’t have in this moment and I’ve known him for a long time and I’ve followed him through the leagues.

“He’s a goalscorer definitely but also a type who will work for the team, who is a really good pressing player in defending, so he can contribute [there] as well.”

The United boss went on to say that Weghorst will surprise fans with his counter-attacking speed – despite his 6ft 6in frame.

Ten Hag continued: “He’s a box player who can also play counter-attack, you won’t expect it always when you see his profile but he’s a really good counter player. 

“I’ve seen many goals, especially in the Bundesliga where they play a lot of counter there, and he was really effective.”





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