Højlund: The Silver Lining that Could Restore Glory to Man Utd and Ten Hag’s Struggling Squad

By FPL360


Manchester United‘s start to the season has been far from ideal, with defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal highlighting the issues within the team. The club, known for having one of the most valuable squads in the World, is not performing up to expectations. Off-the-field issues with player Antony and speculation about the futures of Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho have added to the unrest at the club. Manager Erik Ten Hag’s position at Manchester United seems to be in jeopardy.

However, the arrival of Rasmus Højlund may provide a solution to some of the team’s problems. The 20-year-old striker was signed from Atalanta for a whopping €75 million, making him the most expensive signing of the summer for Manchester United and the joint-sixth most expensive in the club’s history. Højlund’s main task is to address the team’s lack of a clear No.9 and goal-scoring striker.

In their first four league games, Manchester United only scored five goals, with defensive players like Raphaël Varane and Casemiro being just as clinical as the attacking players. Højlund’s arrival is hoped to improve the team’s goal-scoring capabilities.

There is evidence to suggest that Højlund is ready to step up and make an impact. Last season, he scored 16 goals and provided seven assists in 42 games for Atalanta. Despite playing fewer minutes than some of the top strikers in Serie A, Højlund still managed to rank high in shots on target and completed dribbles. This is especially impressive considering it was his first season in the Italian top-flight.

While it remains to be seen if Højlund will need more time to adapt to the Premier League, he has shown promise as a goal-scoring and creative striker. If he can complement the talents of players like Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, it could provide a solution to many of the issues that Ten Hag is facing at Manchester United this season.

Overall, the signing of Rasmus Højlund offers hope for Manchester United‘s struggling team. With his potential to score and create goals, he could be the missing piece in the puzzle for Ten Hag and help the team get back on track. However, only time will tell if he can live up to the high expectations and make a significant impact at Old Trafford.


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