On Saturday, Man United lost to Brighton, and according to Christian Eriksen, their lack of effectiveness cost them the game.
Rasmus Hojlund has Christian Eriksen’s support as a solution to Manchester United’s lack of efficiency in front of goal this year.
The purpose of the summer transfer window was to bring in a striker since Marcus Rashford, who was the top goal scorer at Old Trafford last season, nearly carried the whole load of the team’s goals.
Hojlund was acquired from Atalanta in a transaction worth £72 million after being touted as a young forward with enormous potential. On Saturday, the center-forward made his complete debut against Brighton. He believed he had given himself the perfect start by scoring just before halftime, but VAR stepped in and disallowed his close-range shot.
After the game, Eriksen spoke to MUTV and admitted that the team’s lack of clinical finishing has been a huge weakness this year. However, Eriksen supported Hojlund in his belief that scoring more goals will assist the team’s biggest issue.
“I believe we had a great start. However, when they scored on their first opportunity, it made things much simpler for them. “We were very much on the front foot and we surprised them a bit with our game plan,” he added.
“We lost the lead, and I thought we had it back just before halftime with the goal that was disallowed, but we didn’t have the good fortune or the clinical part to get back, and it’s hard.
“It was unfortunate for Rasmus that his goal on his debut here was disallowed, but I’m confident he’ll bounce back and score many more goals. Due to their style of play, our attempt to recover involved a lot of running.
“In the end, I still believe we had plenty opportunities to return, but we chose not to do so. The games would be much simpler to play if we modified the way it has been this season so far.
When asked about Hojlund and Sergio Reguilon, who were making their debuts, Eriksen responded, “I thought they played extremely well. Although Rasmus had a goal disallowed and Sergio was active and playing with the front foot, there are still some nuances they need to learn.
We must educate ourselves about them, but games are the only way to do that, so perhaps there will be many more to foster a stronger bond.