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Gary Neville highlights Rasmus Højlund’s most underrated trait following Man United form



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Gary Neville has highlighted what he believes is Rasmus Højlund’s most underrated trait as the Manchester United striker plays for Denmark at the 2024 European Championships.

Rasmus Højlund‘s first season at Manchester United was a mixed experience, featuring impressive goals alongside inconsistent form.

He concluded the campaign as the club’s top scorer with 16 goals in all competitions, including five in the Champions League, and contributed to United’s FA Cup victory. His recent performances have also set a positive tone ahead of the 2024 European Championships, where he will compete with Denmark.

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As a 20-year-old new arrival, he faced significant pressure to perform but demonstrated his talent and justified the £72 million fee United paid Atalanta for him, and Gary Neville has issued his thoughts on the striker’s first season at United.

I think he has done well,” Neville told ITV ahead of Denmark’s tie against Slovenia.

“You think about what Manchester United have done to players in this last 10 years. They’ve broken seasoned internationals who’ve signed for big money. The lack of stability in the club over the last 12 months, all the changes, particularly up at the top, they’ve got basically no centre-forwards other than him.

“He’s got wide players who are out of form that weren’t giving him the type of service he needed, but he’s scored 16 goals and 35 starts. And most of all, he proved he stood up, that kid.”

Further, Neville also explained that he reckons Højlund was one of the United players who has a positive personality, which is an incredibly underrated part of his game.

“Actually, during the tough times during the season, he was the one that I thought, what a personality he’s got. And that’s all you need. I think he should have been supported more by having a more experienced striker alongside him, but they couldn’t get one in, and it was all left to him.

“I think he’s had a good first season, and he’s got the potential to be something pretty good.”

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