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“Rampaging” – Rasmus Hojlund’s dream Manchester United strike partner named



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It has been reported that Manchester United are looking to bring in an additional centre-forward in January to help aid Rasmus Hojlund’s development.

Hojlund, 20, has made a strong start at Old Trafford but is finding difficulties to carry a struggling United forward line.

Whilst he has scored three times in the Champions League, he is yet to open his account in the Premier League over seven appearances.

His all-round game has looked strong and it appears that he just needs the attacking players to learn his movements and needs before something clicks in the final third, but another forward could help lower the burden of pressure the 20-year-old has right now.

With Anthony Martial as the only other option currently, Hojlund has a lot of expectations to get things to click very soon. The reports from Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail have explained that the club are looking at experienced forwards to help aid their new striker.

And former United defender Gary Neville has been speaking about the ideal partner for the young Dane.

Neville, who played alongside some great strikers at Old Trafford, believes that Hojlund would’ve sparked alongside some of those iconic names, including now-Birmingham City manager Wayne Rooney.

Yet, the Sky Sports pundit only mentioned one name that currently plays the game. Harry Kane. The centre-forward that, originally, United wanted before the young striker before he moved to Bayern Munich.

“I love Hojlund,” Neville told the Webby and O’Neill YouTube channel. “Hojlund is a player that fits the United profile of player.

“He’s young, he’s got plenty of growth, he’s strong. I’d hate to play against him.

“I’d have loved to see him up from with [Eric] Cantona, I’d love to see him up front with [Dwight] Yorke, I’d love to see him up front with [Andy] Cole, I’d love to see him up front with Wazza [Rooney].

“If he was up front with Wazza they’d beat everyone up. He’s having to be the man, not the assistant to the man, which he should be really and if he was up front with Harry Kane we’d be looking at someone rampaging through people this season.”

Instead, that possibility seems very unlikely after Kane’s excellent start to life in the Bundesliga this term. However, an eventual Premier League return would not surprise anybody.

The names mentioned in the aforementioned article included Napoli striker Victor Osimehn, Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Mehdi Taremi of FC Porto.