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Rasmus Højlund will reward Manchester United if given key gift



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Manchester United are much anticipating the debut of their new £65 million striker, Rasmus Højlund.

Erik ten Hag’s squad has been crying out for an assertive striker for a number of months, with Rasmus Højlund signing for Manchester United in August.

He will be the latest player to try and lock down the striker position after Cristiano Ronaldo, Wout Weghorst, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial all failed to do so.

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Højlund comes into the side as a 20-year-old with only one real season of professional football under his belt but has excelled at every opportunity that has been granted to him so far.

That being said, there is no guarantee that he will hit the ground running at Manchester United – in the Premier League, very few strikers do.

With the exception of Erling Haaland, the league has seen many strikers join for big money and need time to adjust to their surroundings. Liverpool’s Darwin Nuñez is an example of this.

Being the type of striker that he is, Højlund certainly has all the qualities to succeed at the club, but he will need to be gifted the luxury of time if United are to reap the rewards of his goals.

United have been creating chances that will allow him to succeed – the club have an xG of 7.4 across the three Premier League weekends so far but have only scored 5 goals.

As a young player, Højlund will need to have the chance to adjust and settle into his new role in order to do what the club requires – and fans should play their part in this, too.