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Man United star proved Roy Keane’s ‘belief’ comments right after Aston Villa win



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Roy Keane’s comments about one Manchester United player’s confidence and belief were proven correct after the club’s win against Aston Villa.

United were able to hold out for a win after immense pressure from Villa, who eventually got their equaliser before Scott McTominay’s winning goal.

Rasmus Højlund scored the opening goal of the game to put United in the lead and performed well across the match too.

The Danish forward has now scored in each of his last five appearances and is really settling into life as a United player.

It was a difficult start for the 21-year-old at the club, who didn’t score in the Premier League until December.

However, Keane spoke before the latest game that Hojlund breaking his duck allowed him to get the belief and confidence to perform after various factors impacting him beforehand.

“Absolutely. What every striker needs is a few goals to get that confidence, that belief, and he has got that over the last four or five games,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think it was tough when he first came to the club. If you think about it, he arrived on the back of an injury and he came into a United team not playing with any great belief and they weren’t creating that many chances for him.

“But he has turned that around in the last few weeks through hard work and a bit of desire. His confidence [has improved]; when you put the ball in the back of the net, it just lifts it. If United want to get in the top four or five, then he has to continue scoring goals.”

Keane’s words were backed up by yet another impressive performance by the young striker, who was able to get on the scoresheet again with a smart finish and help United to a win.