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Rasmus Højlund receives important advice from Man United icon, he must listen



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Rasmus Højlund has received some important advice from one Manchester United icon that he should be listening closely to.

Højlund, 21, has had a respectable first season at United, particularly because of the difficulties within the team as a whole.

The striker has scored 14 goals in all competitions, but his Premier League form has certainly come in a large spurt.

His latest strike came against Sheffield United earlier this week. Apart from that, all of his league goals came in a six-game run.

It was a wonderful run of form, and strikers usually do score in spurts. But there are certainly things to work on for Højlund.

Former United striker Louis Saha, who scored 84 Premier League goals, believes that Højlund needs to learn to change the tempo of his play, which could help him in duels throughout games.

“I think physically there’s some work to do and there’s this tendency he’s got where he doesn’t change up the tempo he’s playing at,” Saha told BetFred.

“When he chases the ball, he runs at the same pace, when he tracks down people or he has the ball, he’s at the same pace, and it seems like he’s quite tired when he’s competing in a 50/50 situation as a result of this.

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 “I think he needs to look at his game and figure out how to be more comfortable so he can play with his flair. It seems like he’s failing somewhere physically and I’m sure his physicality isn’t the problem, I think it may be the tempo he plays at. 

“He has to change pace and he has to provide a bit of flair in certain situations to build his confidence. He’s always fighting for things and I believe that makes him tired when he’s in the box trying to score. My view is that he’s forcing things a little bit. 

“He seems to always be fighting for goals and in terms of how he should play physically, he really needs to understand that he needs to change his tempo in certain situations. In England, you need to understand that you’re not going to win every 50/50 battle and it’s important for him to be relaxed once he’s in the box. 

“He needs to ask the wingers to put the ball in between the defender and the goalkeeper. As a number nine, you need to have wingers that are crossing the ball and when that’s not happening, any striker would struggle.”