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Roy Keane heaps praise on Wout Weghorst after goal against Nottingham Forest

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Roy Keane heaps praise on Wout Weghorst after goal against Nottingham Forest

‘That’s why he was brought in!’: Roy Keane praises Wout Weghorst after the Holland striker’s goal against Nottingham Forest… as pundit SLAMS criticizes Man United’s transfer business

  • Roy Keane praised Wout Weghorst after scoring in the Carabao Cup
  • The Dutch striker reacted quickest to double Man United’s advantage in the tie
  • Keane hit back at those who criticized United’s move for the ex-Burnley forward

Roy Keane has praised Man United striker Wout Weghorst after scoring in his side’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

The former Burnley striker scored for the Red Devils after reacting quickest to a rebound in the dying moments of the first-half at the City Ground.

And, in Sky Sports’ half-time analysis, former United star Keane was quick to celebrate the Holland forward’s goal and said ‘that’s why he was brought to the club’.

Wout Weghorst scored his first goal for Manchester United against Nottingham Forest

Wout Weghorst scored his first goal for Manchester United against Nottingham Forest

Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane was quick to heap praise on the Holland international

Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane was quick to heap praise on the Holland international

Speaking on United’s second goal, Keane said: ‘Great finish, look at his [Weghorst’s] reactions.

‘People have been critical since he came to the club. That’s why he was brought to the club. Big goal for United.’

Weghorst was on hand to convert for United after Antony’s initial shot was saved by Wayne Hennessey, and the Holland international dived in to double the score.

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There were question marks over Weghorst’s arrival earlier in the window, after the forward joined on loan from Burnley for the rest of the season.

Keane’s punditry partner, Gary Neville, said: ‘There’s a bit to do with finishing and he’s really good off his right foot.

Weghorst reacted quickest to head home and double United's advantage in the cup tie

Weghorst reacted quickest to head home and double United’s advantage in the cup tie

Weghorst celebrated with team-mate Antony, who started the move for the goal

Weghorst celebrated with team-mate Antony, who started the move for the goal

‘He’s put Man United in a really comfortable position a quarter of the way through this tie.’

Weghorst’s goal gave United some much-needed breathing space in the tie after Marcus Rashford gave the visitors the lead early in the first half.

The 25-year-old, who scored his 10th goal in as many games, took six minutes to score again for United, driving down the left, meeting Serge Aurier and past Joe Worral before firing a helpless Wayne Hennessey through the goal.

Rashford has been rejuvenated under Erik ten Hag and shows no sign of stopping at the moment.

Marcus Rashford continued his fine form for United with a brilliant solo goal against Forest

Marcus Rashford continued his fine form for United with a brilliant solo goal against Forest