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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains two reasons why he would’ve “loved” to work with Man United star



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Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he wished he had the chance to manage current United striker Rasmus Hojlund.

Like Hojlund, Solskjaer was no stranger to scoring goals, with the ‘baby-faced assassin’ netting 126 goals in 366 appearances during his playing career at United.

Hojlund will have a long way to go before he equals or betters Solskjaer’s United record, but the Danish forward has started his United career impressively.

Netting 9 goals in all competitions, Hojlund has emerged as United’s top goalscorer so far this season, something that has not escaped former United boss Solskjaer.

Speaking to a fan at his ‘An Evening with Ole’ show in India, Solskjaer stated that he would have “loved” to manage Hojlund.

Solskjaer would then go on to praise Hojlund’s ‘physical and mental abilities’, highlighting his “pace, power, hardworking nature and humble attitude.”

Ole is not the first former United forward to praise Hojlund in recent weeks, with Dimitar Berbatov slamming the United squad late last week for not giving the striker the ball enough.

Berbatov would tell Betfair late last month that “Hojlund is doing great movement, you [the Manchester United squad] need to give him the ball more.”

He would go on to add that the Danish striker “Must be angry. He needs to be angry.

“Don’t be shy. On the pitch, scream, yell, swear, show aggression towards your teammates when you demand the ball.”

Meanwhile, another former United striker Dwight Yorke has voiced his concerns over whether Hojlund is the right man to lead United’s frontline going forward.