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Rasmus Højlund responds to report claiming Man United players “don’t pass” to him



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Rasmus Højlund has delivered his response to a recent report that claimed Manchester United players were reluctant to pass to him.

Højlund, 21, has scored 16 goals during his debut campaign at United and will be hoping to add another to that tally at Wembley in the FA Cup final this weekend.

The young striker has had a solid season at Old Trafford, but it has not been without difficulties. He had long stretches without goals or many chances, with Erik ten Hag’s side struggling in all departments.

He has also been the only fit no.9 for the majority of the season, with Anthony Martial undergoing surgery earlier in the campaign.

Of course, when joining United, you are also putting yourself under the spotlight, and Højlund has experienced the negatives of this as a big-money signing.

A recent report from the Manchester Evening News claimed that some United players were reluctant to pass the ball to Højlund as they remained unconvinced about his ability.

Højlund has described the majority of news about him or the team as “nonsense”, and it’s safe to say that the above report would be included in that.

“I don’t understand such an article,” he responded, when asked about it by Tipsbladet. “I feel like I get the ball if I’m in the right positions.

“I would have liked to get the ball a bit more sometimes, but that’s just not always possible. It’s another example of something I have to shut out because it’s just a lot of noise.

“You have to filter the stories because 90-95 percent of them are nonsense. I had to learn to sort through them, because there’s not much else I can do other than put them on ice.”

United are reportedly set to be in the market for another centre-forward this summer to help Hojlund’s workload, with Martial set to leave at the expiry of his contract next month.