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Manchester United star labelled “mentality monster” by former coach in huge praise



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Current Reading manager Rubén Sellés has stated his belief that Manchester United striker Rasmus Højlund will become one of the best strikers in the world.

Sellés, who is the current manager of League One side Reading, was the Assistant Manager of FC Copenhagen throughout Højlund’s time with the club.

When asked about his former player on the TGG Podcast, Sellés stated that Manchester United fans can expect Højlund to become one of the best strikers in world football.

Rasmus Højlund is a learner. He learns a lot from the environment,” Sellés stated on the podcast.

“I think with Rasmus, you can expect him to be rated as one of the best strikers in the world; I think he will become that when the United team also becomes more established.

“Every young player has moments where they have this set-back and then come back again. I think he’s in a really good moment. I think he already scored that goal that was just breaking that barrier for him in the Premier League (against Aston Villa) and I think you can only expect better things from him at Manchester United.

“He’s a mentality monster. He has a good family that takes care of him. His two brothers are playing for FC Copenhagen actually for the first team right now. One of them was even in the squad when they played (United in the Champions League) and his environment is really strong and he’s a really strong character.

“You don’t have that often, that young talented player with that kind of mentality. It’s the Premier League, the exposure is the biggest in the world, and when he has missed, everybody is talking about it, but it’s just part of the process and he will become a better player and he will become stronger in his mind through this process.

“He has been brilliant in all the other competitions. I think it’s a matter of time before he’s going to connect with the fans and once he makes this crack he’s going to be unbelievable.”

As things stand, despite being just 20 years old, Højlund is United’s top scorer so far this season, with the Danish forward picking up seven goals in all competitions.

Højlund has been trusted to lead the frontline at United, something that is set to continue with fellow striker Anthony Martial currently being away from first-team training due to fitness concerns.

Additionally, though it had been reported that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag had been eyeing up his fellow countryman Bologna forward Joshua Zirkzee as a potential signing, news has broken that the striker will cost considerably more than first thought.