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Rasmus Højlund responds to Man United fan criticism in Premier League admission



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Rasmus Hojlund has detailed an explanation about his movement in the box, which has sometimes been criticised by sections of Manchester United’s supporters.

Højlund, 20, has now scored nine goals and registered two assists for United this season. His Premier League campaign started very difficult.

He did not score his first league goal until December when he netted a late winner against Aston Villa. The striker has since scored and assisted in both of his next two Premier League appearances.

Højlund was often in the right positions on the pitch, especially in the box, but at times seemed inches away from potentially sticking a pass into the net.

The service being limited was one potential reason for his difficulties, but Højlund also seemed to be just a smidge bit too slow to react in some situations.

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Following the latest win against Wolves, Højlund addressed those issues he’s faced and admitted that he needed to adapt to the fast Premier League football.

“I think it is a little bit faster to what I was used to in the Italian League. I think you need to be a split-second faster. need to get used to that,” he explained. “Both physically and mentally, you need to be ready before you get the ball.”

There have also been problems in the frontline in terms of linkup and understanding but the Danish forward believes there are strides being taken in that regard after assisting Marcus Rashford on Thursday.

“We’re starting to understand each other better into the team and I think I’m getting used to the Premier League and the tempo and how we play as a team,” added Højlund.

“Of course (it is going to take time), but if you ask me I would have loved to score my first goal in September or October.”

“I knew I could score goals and I’d shown it in the Champions League and at my previous clubs but of course opening the account it’s always like ‘OK, I can do it’.”