Erik ten Hag was delighted for Wout Weghorst after the new recruit scored his first Manchester United goal in the club’s 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest.
United took control of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie with a comfortable win at the City Ground, as goals from Marcus Rashford, Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes earned the Red Devils a three-goal advantage ahead of the return leg.
It was an impressive performance from Ten Hag’s team and the Dutchman was delighted to see Weghorst open his account for the club.
The 30-year-old signed on loan from Burnley this month to add to the club’s centre-forward options and Ten Hag believes Weghorst will take confidence from his first goal in a United shirt.
“It’s important for him and for his confidence that he scored that goal,” Ten Hag said, as per the BBC.
“He did a great job at Crystal Palace and Arsenal with his pressing, targets and movements.
“He was part of Bruno’s [Fernandes’] goal at Palace because he makes the right movement to the front post. He was part of [Marcus) Rashford’s] goal at Arsenal because he dragged the centre-half away.
“But strikers are there to score goals and when they don’t score they’re not happy.”