Wout Weghorst was benched against Brentford, he didn’t even play a minute. Coach Erik ten Hag also explained the reason for not using this striker.
In the match against Brentford at home in the 25th round of the English Premier League 2022/23, coach Erik ten Hag made only one change compared to the 0-2 loss to Newcastle last weekend. Accordingly, Wout Weghorst had to give up the main kick position to Jadon Sancho.
MU will still kick 4-2-3-1 against Brentford, but Marcus Rashford is pushed to the top of the attack. Supporting the player born in 1997 will be the trio of Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Antony. Despite the poor performance against Newcastle, McTominay and Sabitzer continued to start in central midfield, while Fred sat on the bench.
Coach Erik ten Hag also explained the reason for not using Wout Weghorst, he told MUTV before the game: “Jadon Sancho is a creative player. He’s made good progress since coming back. You know, he can make the pass that opens up opportunities for his teammates, he has a good passing ability. Sancho can also shoot from long distance, he also often comes back to support the defense thanks to his good speed, that’s why he was chosen.”
Explaining his decision to make only one change before Brentford, he added: “This is a time where stability comes first, so too many changes are not appropriate. I think MU is doing very well, we are competing for the Top 4, so there is no need to change much.