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Rasmus Højlund reveals cheeky Alejandro Garnacho response following brilliant Luton finish



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Rasmus Højlund continues to shine in the Premier League following a brace against Luton Town on Sunday evening.

Rasmus Højlund broke a Premier League record on Sunday afternoon during Manchester United‘s 2-1 win against Luton Town, becoming the youngest-ever Premier League player to score in six consecutive games.

He bettered the likes of Erling Haaland and Thierry Henry to the record with his opening goal just 37 seconds into the tie, but it was his second of the game that had everyone talking.

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Following on from a Luke Shaw corner, Alejandro Garnacho took a strike from the edge of the area, which flew straight at Højlund, who then cleverly used his chest and shoulder to completely change the direction the ball was heading in past the Luton goalkeeper.

Speaking to Premier League Productions after the full-time whistle, Højlund has revealed that Garnacho cheekily tried to claim that his shot from the edge of the area was actually a purposeful assist.

“He just said to me: ‘assist, assist, assist’,” said Højlund when asked about what Garnacho told him.

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Højlund now makes up a third of a settled front three for United, accompanied by Marcus Rashford and Garnacho on either flank – whom he had full praise for.

“We want to make each other better,” he said. “We want to score. I’m in good form at the moment, but the other two guys are incredible too. I hope we score again more.”

Højlund also became only the fourth Manchester United player to score six games in a row, after Ruud van Nistlrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Eric Cantona.

“They are world-class players, legends of this club,” he said in reply to the statistic. “It’s huge, but I’m still hungry. I want to continue and be better and better.”