‘The next Michael Owen’: Rasmus Hojlund tipped to shine at Manchester United

Manchester United’s latest signing has been tipped for big things.

Manchester United have agreed a £72m deal to sign Denmark international striker Rasmus Hojlund from Serie A side Atalanta.

The 20-year-old will move to Old Trafford for a fee of £64m, plus a potential £8m in add-ons.

The club are yet to confirm the deal, but it is understood that Hojlund flew to Manchester on Tuesday for his medical.

The striker scored 16 goals in all competitions last season but there is some speculation over his ability to lead the line for Manchester United.

Despite this, Stan Collymore has compared the Dane to Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

Collymore said: “He may well be the next Michael Owen or Robbie Fowler, you know, the young, baby-faced, clinical striker that could score goals in the Premier League for fun, but if he does have an underwhelming opening season, Manchester United fans must not panic and get on his back. I don’t think they will, the club’s fanbase are notoriously loyal and patient with their players, and it’s really important they stick to that with Hojlund.

“Make no mistake, this kid is the real deal. He’s going to be a superstar. I love his instinct inside the box, he’s an old-fashioned striker and that isn’t something we see very much of nowadays so the thought of him in the Premier League excites me.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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