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Manchester United star “gives me goosebumps” – he will hurt teams in EURO 2024



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Manchester United will have eight players travelling to the 2024 European Championships in Germany this summer.

Following the FA Cup final victory over Manchester City at the end of May, eight of Manchester United‘s finest will compete for glory in the European Championships this summer.

Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes have been preparing with Portugal, while Kobbie Mainoo will make his professional debut for England, with Luke Shaw also in Gareth Southgate’s squad. Tom Heaton will join the training squad but he will not feature for England.

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Scott McTominay will be a talisman for Scotland, and Altay Bayındır will be vying for Turkey’s goalkeeping spot. Finally, Rasmus Højlund and Christian Eriksen will carry Denmark’s hopes for Germany this summer.

Højlund scored seven goals in eight games for his country during the EURO 2024 qualifying matches, earning himself a move to United in the process, and former Denmark international Jesper Christiansen has earmarked him as a top talent in the competition.

“I am not nervous. He just needs to be serviced. He is dangerous in the box, he hurts the defence, and it’s clear that the opponents keep an extra eye on him – they know what he can do,” Christiansen told Tipsbladet.

“This might give more freedom to (Jonas) Wind and Eriksen, but he needs to be serviced, and that’s why I want us to play with wing-backs who just go down the flanks and just service him in the box. If you have Højlund and Wind in there, you can hurt them.”

Beyond this, Christiansen also detailed how “cool” Højlund’s story has been so far by signing for United and making a name for himself during the first season before his entry into EURO 2024.

“It gives me goosebumps. It’s such a cool story with him. To come to such a big club and already have made a name for himself like he has over there, despite the adversity he faced, it’s impressive for such a young kid. It’s awesome.”

Højlund and his Denmark compatriots will open their campaign with a tough fixture against Slovenia on Thursday before facing England in a huge clash the following Thursday.

They will round out the group stage with a fixture against Serbia five days later, on Tuesday. They will need to qualify in the top two of their group to reach the knockout stages.

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