The spirit at Manchester United is high, with Erik ten Hag’s men discovering a fighting spirit which has launched them up the Premier League table.
So much so that Lisandro Martinez has given new teammate, Wout Weghorst an amusing nickname.
As reported in the daily mail , Martinez refers to the striker ‘Bobo’, which translates in English to ‘idiot’.
The tongue-in-cheek nickname refers back to the World Cup quarter final between Argentina and The Netherlands, which ended in fall-out
Argentine captain Lionel Messi was seen shouting the name toward Weghorst during a post match interview – a clip that soon went viral.
It appears the United duo have taken the humour from the situation, with Weghorst taking the banter in his stride.
Weghorst is currently on loan at United ’til the end of the season but will be hoping a strong end to the campaign will earn him a permanent move.
The Dutchman has certainly proved useful to Erik ten Hag, starting every game in his loan spell and scoring a well taken goal in United’s Carabao Cup semi final success at Nottingham Forest.
The big striker’s impressive link up play has provided a focal point for Ten Hag’s attack, with Anthony martial unable to regain his fitness Weghorst has had to earn his keep.