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“Completely different” – Rasmus Hojlund compared to former Premier League striker



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Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has praised new striker Rasmus Hojlund and compared the Dane to his former Newcastle United teammate.

Hojlund, 20, has had a difficult start to life at Old Trafford in terms of opponents. The young striker’s first two Premier League appearances came against Arsenal and Brighton, whilst his Champions League debut for the club was up against Bayern Munich; with all three ending in losses.

Yet, his performances in those games have given United fans a lot of confidence in his ability. During his cameo against The Gunners, he played a delicate flick in the lead-up to Alejandro Garnacho’s disallowed goal and then he scored a typical striker’s goal against The Seagulls before VAR intervened again to spoil the party.

Eventually, Hojlund’s good work paid off when he scored his first goal against the Bundesliga champions.

Yet another instinctive finish within the box made the score 2-1 and gave United hope for a couple of minutes before yet another VAR intervention led to Harry Kane being gifted a penalty at the other end of the pitch to restore Bayern’s two-goal lead.

Cole, who scored 121 goals for the Old Trafford club, is a fan of the young striker and explained that his energetic approach at the front is similar to that of David Kelly, who he played with at Newcastle.

“He’s got loads of energy, he’s youthful, he obviously still a bit raw but he will always aim to challenge the centre-backs,” Cole told BetFred.

“When I was at Newcastle United, Kevin Keegan used to say that David Kelly, who I played with, would chase a piece of paper and that’s what Rasmus does and he works really hard for his team.

“It’s a shame for him that his goal (against Brighton) was disallowed, but Rasmus just needs to continue to work hard because he’s completely different to what we’ve had for a while.

That’s the reason why the Manchester United fans are so on his side because they haven’t seen a centre-forward that gives everything for a long while.”