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Manchester United told Rasmus Højlund “won’t make the difference” under Erik ten Hag



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Leicester City and England legend Gary Lineker recently declared that he does not think Rasmus Højlund will make much difference for Manchester United.

Under Erik ten Hag‘s tutelage, Manchester United have worked well enough in addressing key issues from last season, and have continued on this path by signing young Danish striker Rasmus Højlund.

Linekar, 62, in a conversation with the Sun, stated that Hojlund is a “long-term” investment for United but he reckons that the 20-year-old won’t solve their goal-scoring problems.

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“United have spent a lot of money on 20-year-old Danish striker Rasmus Højlund from Atalanta and I can’t say I have seen a lot of him,” he said.

“Perhaps they see him more as one for the long term but I’m not convinced he’s going to make the difference for them,” Linekar added.

The Danish striker is United’s third signing of the summer, walking the path previously trodden by Mason Mount and Andre Onana last month. Much to the excitement of many fans, Højlund was introduced to the Old Trafford crowd ahead of the club’s 3-1 friendly victory over French club Lens.

Following a long list of the club signing senior strikers over the past few years, the arrival of Hojlund is surely a breath of fresh air at United. The Dane is also expected to take off the burden from Marcus Rashford in finding the back of the net this season and beyond.

The initial £60 million signing will not be able to feature for the club for the first few weeks as he recovers from a minor injury. He will not be involved against Athletic Bilbao in Dublin, or in either of the first two matchday squads against Wolves and Tottenham.

However, he could become available for the third fixture of the season – a home tie against Nottingham Forest.