Burnley boss Vincent Kompany congratulates Wout Weghorst’s success at Man United

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has congratulated Oranje striker Wout Weghorst for his recent success in the EFL Cup, LancsLive reports

Weghorst, 30, is on-loan from the Championship club with Manchester United where he helped the Red Devils achieved their first trophy in six years as Erik ten Hag’s side beat Newcastle United at Wembley last weekend. 

Former Anderlecht head coach Kompany congratulated Weghorst’s success – who joined United in January after a successful spell in Turkey for Besiktas. 

“It’s a great achievement,” he said.

“He has done very well. Most of them really have to fight to win prizes. He did that and I can only appreciate that. United’s victory is a difficult one for me on a personal level, because I have been on the other side for eleven years (at Manchester City, ed.). The more Weghorst wins, the happier we are for him.

“I would like to congratulate him, as well as their manager, whom I also like.”

When asked about his future at Turf Moor, Kompany was coy to not say anything concrete about Weghorst next season. 

He joined the Lancashire-club last season which they suffered relegation down to the Championship and moved to Turkey on loan in the summer before joining United in January. 

As things stand, Burnley are in the driving seat to return to the Premier League as Championship leaders but still have a long way to go in the season to return to England’s top-tier. 

He added: “He is a Premier League player and we are a Championship team. As long as that doesn’t change, I can”t say anything about his future.

“Let’s first make sure we do what we have to do: get points. There will come a time when this discussion will become relevant, but that is not yet the case.”

Weghorst’s contract at his parent club runs out in July 2025. 

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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