Rasmus Højlund has the potential to make it at Manchester United

Rasmus Højlund has the potential to make it at Manchester United

04-Jul-2023 10:58:10 | Guardian

The young Denmark striker has the pace and strength to fit Erik ten Hag’s team, but fans need to be patient if the club sign him

By Ben McAleer for WhoScored

Manchester United have missed out on one young Scandinavian striker, so will not want to pass up the opportunity a second time. “I called United about six months before I took over and told them that I had this striker, but they didn’t listen,” said the club’s former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær of Erling Haaland earlier this year. “Four million, I asked for. But they never signed him. Four million!” It was 2018, Haaland was playing under Solskjær for Norwegian side Molde and, while he was not quite the renowned goal machine we see today, the young striker was still attracting watchful glances.

Fast forward to the present day and, as Haaland scores goals for fun at Manchester City, United are looking to firm up their interest in the Danish striker Rasmus Højlund. With the club closing in on the signing of Mason Mount, a new forward is the next priority for Erik ten Hag. The Atalanta player was not their top target going into the summer, but he is a frontman who should excite fans.

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