Manchester United star Tyrell Malacia is one player who will be particularly excited about the potential arrival of Wout Weghorst at Manchester United.

BBC Sport report United are looking to do a deal for Weghorst, who Malacia has successfully linked up with for the Netherlands, with spectacular results.

Unfurl this link below and watch the video to show a stunning Wout Weghorst header which left the goalkeeper no chance.

Weghorst scored this header in injury-time in the Netherlands 2-1 UEFA Nations League win over Wales last June.

With Frenkie de Jong leading an attack through the centre, he passed the ball out to Malacia, who whipped in a perfect cross for Weghorst to direct a powerful diving header into the net.

This is an encouraging look forward to the connection Manchester United could have with Weghorst on board, and it also makes you wonder if Louis van Gaal got it wrong by not giving Malacia a single minute at the World Cup.

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Weghorst provides aerial threat United need

Wout Weghorst would provide Manchester United with an aerial threat the club currently do not possess.

Current forwards Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial would not describe heading as among their top strengths, even though the former scored a fantastic header against West Ham earlier this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo was certainly strong in the air but wasn’t a ‘target man’, which Weghorst fits the profile of a lot better.

United have some good crossers at the club, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Christian Eriksen, and as demonstrated in the video above, Tyrell Malacia.

Weghorst’s potential arrival at Old Trafford could help to unlock this extra element of these players’ games, and give Erik ten Hag an extra tactical flexibility.

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