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Rasmus Højlund ‘does not show’ clear strengths, claims Manchester United legend



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Manchester United legendary striker Dwight Yorke has said he cannot work out what strengths Rasmus Højlund has shown at Manchester United so far.

After a slow start to life at Manchester United, Rasmus Højlund has got himself truly up and running, with the Dane now establishing himself as the club’s top scorer with ten so far this season.

He has scored in four straight Premier League games after he failed to score in his first 14, and it starting to show why Erik ten Hag‘s club decided to pay £72 million for the 20-year-old in the summer.

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However, former United striker Dwight Yorke, who was an integral part of the 1999 treble-winning team, has explained that he feels sorry for Højlund because he has no one to learn from.

“You have to have certain standards or people that you can look at to try and learn from,” Yorke told Sky Sports. “How do you learn from them? By watching them in training, watching them play, being among them.

“Now he finds himself at the top of it, and nowhere to learn from. So I feel for the kid. I’m glad that he’s got a couple of goals. Is he our answer to success? I’m not so sure right now.”

Speaking further, Yorke said that he could not work out what Højlund’s strengths are. This is in spite of the fact that the striker has shown he has a fantastic eye for goal, is one of the fastest players in the squad, and is developing a strong bond both on and off the field with his teammates.

“He’s still on that borrowed time,” Yorke said. “He still needs time. But I’m glad that he’s got a couple of goals. That may have settled him down. And then another question. What are his strengths? Because I still do not know what his strengths are.

“Because often enough, when you do your due diligence about players, and you’re paying 75 million for a player, is he fast? Can he hit it? Can he shoot? Can he dribble? These are basic common denominators in the fact of buying a player.

“So even to this day, I’m not sure what are actually his strengths. But he’s coming into a team that is struggling. So if you’re coming in, no matter how good you are, how young you are, how old you are, you’re going to be struggling in a team that is struggling, that is inconsistent.

“So I feel for the kid, and I think there will be some times that it’s some challenging time ahead for him.”