Hojlund was purchased by Man United for £72 million this summer with the intention of bolstering their offense.
Rasmus Hojlund has made a good first impression at Manchester United, according to Bruno Fernandes, who also noted that the young player is “trying to speak to everyone” in an effort to connect with his new colleagues.
Hojlund was the standout summer addition for United, moving from Atalanta in a £72 million transfer at the beginning of August. The striker made his debut last weekend during the 3-1 loss against Arsenal after missing the first few weeks due to a back issue.
The international from Denmark made a good first impression at the Emirates, using his speed and power to trouble Arsenal. He created space for Alejandro Garnacho to score with a deft flip to Casemiro, but the goal was ruled offside.
It goes without saying that Hojlund’s first season with United will be judged on how many goals he scores. But in order for the new striker to score, those in front of him must make plays, so Fernandes is hoping the two can get things going quickly.
“He [Hojlund] is someone who is always trying to speak to everyone, he is really open,” Fernandes said to the club media. He’s a young man who, based on what I’ve observed, is motivated to work hard and join the team in order to get fit as quickly as feasible. He seems to have a lot of strength, enthusiasm, and hopefully a lot of objectives.
Naturally, I want to establish the same kind of rapport with him as I do with the other strikers and wingers. Since I’m here to help them, I want them to be confident that they will have opportunities to succeed. I want to see my strikers and wingers celebrate goals in front of the Stretford End, and I want to see their smiling faces do so.
Hojlund will try to establish a connection with Rashford that is comparable to what Fernandes has recently had with him. The Portuguese midfielder was touted as the ideal player to play alongside by United’s leading scorer from the previous campaign.
When the Dane returns from his international duty, United will play Brighton in their first game. The Dane will be hoping to open his account.