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Rasmus Højlund explains reason for bizarre Man United celebration vs West Ham



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Rasmus Højlund has explained the reasoning behind his bizarre air-guitar celebration after scoring for Manchester United in their 3-0 win over West Ham.

Højlund, 21, was celebrating his birthday as United hosted The Hammers on Sunday afternoon and he continued the impressive form he’s been showing recently.

After Casemiro pounced to win possession in a high area, the Danish centre-forward showed extreme confidence by cutting onto his weaker right foot and smashing the ball into the bottom left corner to give United a first-half lead.

Alejandro Garnacho bagged two second-half goals to secure a comfortable 3-0 win for The Reds.

Following Højlund’s impressive goal, his celebration caught the eye of many, including the Manchester United X admin, who posted, “That celebration will need some explaining…”

The birthday boy appeared to be playing an air guitar before his teammates surrounded him in jubilation.

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After full-time, Højlund revealed that his friends had told him to do the celebration before the start of the season, and whilst he did not bring it out when he scored in his prior three Premier League appearances, he decided to do so this time around.

“It is always good to play on your birthday,” Højlund told Sky Sports. “I have spoken about doing celebrations with my friends and they told me to play a guitar in the summer. I hadn’t done it yet, but today was the day.”

The 21-year-old striker also addressed the prior criticism of him and Alejandro Garnacho about their lack of goals before recently.

“A month ago, there was a lot of talk about us not scoring enough goals, but we are both young and growing every day,” he added. “You can see the connection between us.”