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Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw agree on Manchester United’s Rasmus Højlund signing



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Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes have agreed on the positive impact that signing Rasmus Højlund will have on Manchester United.

Rasmus Højlund is expected to have his signing for Manchester United by Friday latest, with Erik ten Hag securing the striker’s services for a £60 million fee plus add-ons.

It is a signing that will see United finally fill a big gap in their current squad, with many so far failing to lock down consistent time upfront.

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So far, the position has failed the grasps of Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Wout Weghorst, with the players either leaving the club, unable to stay fit, or better positioned elsewhere on the field.

Speaking on the New Jersey section of the Red Devils’ USA pre-season tour, Bruno Fernandes highlighted the necessity of a striker – with Højlund due to fill that hole.

“We know that now with Wout gone we are missing a striker,” he said. “Anthony is still not fit so we have only one player for the striker position so the club knows and the manager knows that we need more people in that position.

“Marcus can do that position really well, Jadon [Sancho] is doing it in pre-season and is doing really well but any player who comes in in any position and who can help us, we will be really happy.”

Luke Shaw also spoke on the need for a striker, agreeing with the words of his captain.

“We spoke – and I think the manager and Bruno did the other day – about how important it is for us to get a striker,” he said.

“We know that. Of course, we’ve got Martial and Rashford at the moment and Sancho, who can play there, but an out-and-out striker is what we need and we’re desperate for one and I’m very sure that the club knows that, the manager knows that. Us players would love one to come too.”

Shaw will get his wish as Rasmus Højlund enters the frame. He landed in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to undergo his medical, sign his contract, and don the shirt for the first time on Wednesday.