Wout Weghorst does what Ronaldo couldn’t on first Man Utd EFL Cup appearance

Wout Weghorst has already accomplished a feat at Manchester United that Cristiano Ronaldo failed to do – netting on his Carabao Cup debut.

The big Dutchman was again given the nod from Erik ten Hag as United looked to reach Wembley. Standing in the way of the Red Devils was a resolute Nottingham Forest, but an early goal from Marcus Rashford quickly took the sting out of the tie.

Weghorst doubled United's lead when he was quickest to respond after a ball fell loose in the area. It was Weghorst's first goal for the Red Devils after joining them on loan earlier this month.

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Ronaldo's debut in the EFL Cup came way back in 2003, not long after the youngster had swapped Sporting Lisbon for the north-west.

The Red Devils had travelled away to the Hawthorns for a clash with West Brom, and Sir Alex Ferguson picked a rotated side. Ronaldo had started up top with David Bellion – who scored eight goals in 40 appearances for United.

United lost the clash 2-0, and Ronaldo was hooked in the 77th minute for Daniel Nardiello, who was making one of his four United outings.

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Weghorst was brought in on loan at the start of the month after Ronaldo left via mutual agreement during the World Cup.

Ronaldo slammed the Red Devils in a brutal tell-all interview with Piers Morgan on the eve of the festival of football, causing him to leave Old Trafford.


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