Rasmus Hojlund reacts to Erling Haaland comparison

Manchester United’s newest signing has spoken out on comparisons to Erling Haaland.

Manchester United signed Rasmus Hojlund from Serie A side Atalanta earlier this month for £64m plus £8m in ad-ons.

The Dane is set to take the no.17 shirt after Fred departed the club, but despite being Erik ten Hag’s marquee signing so far this summer he won’t be fit to play for some time.

This is thanks to a back injury that he picked up while with his former side, which is set to keep him sidelined for the opening part of the season.

Manchester United have already suffered thanks to Hojlund’s injury, with lacklustre attacking showings vs Wolves and Tottenham.

Now, Hojlund has responded to comparisons with Manchester City’s Erling Haaland:

“As I’ve said many times before, I would not like to compare myself to him because he’s a monster, he’s crazy!” Hojlund said of the comparisons. “I can see the similarities: he’s fast, I’m also fast; he’s left-footed, I’m also left-footed; he’s strong, and I’m strong too. I hope that I can reach his level, but I’ll need to train very hard and be even more focused on the pitch.”

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Josh Barker

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