Tue 07 March 2023 | 20:45

Weghorst explains why he touched the "This is Anfield" sign

Just a week after winning the EFL Cup, Man United was thrashed by their arch-rivals Liverpool in a record-breaking 7-0 result, which marks the heaviest defeat in their rivalry history. Weghorst has been criticized for touching Anfield's famous banner prior to the game.

Manchester United suffered their worst-ever defeat to their arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday as they were beaten 7-0 at Anfield. After the game pictures emerged on social media showing their Dutch striker Wout Weghorst touching the famous "This is Anfield" banner before the game which enraged many Man United fans. Man United's loanee explained the reason behind his action in a statement on social media.

"Normally I never react on media topics, but for this one, it's worth it because you amazing United fans are important to me," Weghorst said. "So I just want to clarify the video that is doing the rounds.

"From the national team, I know that Virgil [van Dijk] always touches that sign and I went to stop him touching it to try and wind him up before the game. As a child I always supported FC Twente, and as a proud player now for Manchester United, my dedication to this incredible club can never be questioned."



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