2023-01-20 09:54:05

Wout Weghorst has earned Premier League return at Man United

By Tom Hamilton

Two days after Netherlands exited the World Cup on penalties in the quarterfinals against Argentina, Wout Weghorst was back home in Borne. It's a small town to the east of the Netherlands, near the German border.

There was a match on in town.

His brother Twan was playing up front for Wout's first club, the amateur side RKSV NEO, who play in the fifth tier of Dutch football. Without any fanfare, and just two days after riling Lionel Messi & Co., Wout was there supporting his local side -- another face in the small crowd.

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In a career that has already taken him from playing amateur football until the age of 17 and being written off, to proving his doubters wrong by succeeding in the Bundesliga and having spells in the Premier League and Turkish Super Lig, the town of Borne remains his home. NEO president Edwin Zeevalkink says Wout turning up at his old club just 48 hours after scoring both goals in a World Cup quarterfinal displays the nature of his character. "He's a beautiful person," Zeevalkink tells ESPN.

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