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Rasmus Hojlund was ‘disrespected’ by Man United teammate during Bournemouth loss



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Rasmus Hojlund remained without a Premier League goal following Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Hojlund, 20, has netted five times in the Champions League but is yet to break his goalscoring duck in league format for The Reds.

Chances created for the forward have come few and far between as Erik ten Hag’s side have struggled to dominate games in this season.

However, it appeared that he had the golden opportunity to open his Premier League account when the game against The Cherries was in the balance.

Just one minute before Andoni Iraola’s side doubled their lead midway through the second half, Ten Hag’s team put together a nice move which ended with Diogo Dalot on the ball on the right side of the box.

Hojlund had found space for an easy cut-back and likely equaliser before Dalot smashed the ball into the side-netting without lifting his head to see his Danish teammate.

During Match of the Day, Gary Lineker and Ian Wright discussed the moment, with the former Arsenal forward believing there was a ‘lack of respect’ for Hojlund from Dalot in that moment.

“There was a moment in the game that kind of summed up why things have gone awry at Manchester United,” Lineker said.

Wright replied: “For me, it was when I saw… It was Dalot, and at 1-0 and we are talking about Hojlund – he’s come on now and he wants his chance.

“This is good play from them. He gets in, he’s got to square this, he’s got to square it to him. I think there’s a total lack of respect for him, he doesn’t even acknowledge [him] … look at him he’s had a shot from the most ridiculous angle, he’s upset with himself.

“But he doesn’t even look for Hojlund, has a ridiculous shot and then Bournemouth scored a minute later, Hojlund has got to be pulling him up in the dressing room about that, he’s got to say ‘come on’.”

United would go on to concede a third just five minutes later which killed Ten Hag’s hopes of any sort of comeback.

Hojlund did not start the game, with Anthony Martial up front in his place. It was early into the second half when he was introduced, however, after a poor display from the Frenchman.