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Premier League legend highlights ELITE trait Rasmus Højlund displayed vs Luton Town



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Newcastle and Blackburn legend Alan Shearer has praised Rasmus Højlund following Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Luton Town.

Scoring eight goals across his last eight matches in all competitions, Højlund has been in electric form, drawing praise from Premier League legends such as Peter Schmeichel, Paul Parker, and now Alan Shearer.

Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer, is well aware of what it takes to make an elite striker and has highlighted the top skill that Højlund has displayed.

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Speaking after Højlund scored both of United’s goals in their 2-1 victory against Luton, Shearer praised the United man for his fearless attitude.

“His all-round game, I thought, today, and has been for a while now, [was excellent],” Stated Shearer on the BBC’s Match of the Day 2.

“At times, I felt sorry for him because of his transfer fee, the questions that were being asked and how difficult it has been for him in this United team, at times, when they have not been creating as many chances as they should have been.

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“The one thing that never changed was this guy getting into dangerous positions and not being afraid to miss.”

Højlund’s fearless nature, Shearer believes, was put on display following his first goal of the match. Gambling on a Luton mistake, Højlund would open proceedings just seconds into the contest.

“Watch his ability to chase this and understand, to take a chance, gamble and hope that a mistake occurs. Now, there are not many players who would anticipate that and think, ‘OK, I’m going to break my neck here [to get the ball]’,” Shearer said of Højlund’s first goal.

Despite Højlund scoring twice early in the game, United would struggle to see out the game against Luton.

Welcoming pressure and surrendering possession, United are yet to win successive Premier League matches by more than one goal this season.