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Two shocking statistics show Man United players are failing Rasmus Højlund



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Rasmus Højlund is yet to score a goal in the Premier League, with many pointing out that Manchester United players are not servicing the striker.

If you look across the Premier League, almost all clubs that have a consistently high-scoring player also have those who can create plenty of chances for said player.

But at Manchester United, beyond Bruno Fernandes, there is a lack of quality in the creation department that is significantly hindering Rasmus Højlund in his quest for Premier League goals.

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Højlund scored five goals in the Champions League before Erik ten Hag’s men were knocked out of the competition, with four of his five goals coming via players putting balls into the box for him to latch on to.

But in the league, this lack of service has been noticeable, with SpilXperten finding two statistics that showcase how shockingly bad the striker’s service is.

Out of all Premier League strikers, Rasmus Højlund is the player who receives the fewest passes from his teammates per game, receiving just 7.80 passes – this is fewer than he received at his time with Atalanta and Sturm Graz.

Beyond this, he also has fewer touches in the box per game (3.30) than he did at either club prior to his arrival at Old Trafford.

Højlund arrived at United with the idea that, over time, the 20-year-old would be moulded into an elite goalscorer capable of leading the line for United across potentially the next decade, but his teammates are letting him down.

Højlund will not be able to learn how to be a Premier League and Champions League-level striker without experience, and if his teammates cannot get him the ball, by definition, he cannot get the experience required to learn.

The raw talent is clearly there, but Erik ten Hag must find a way of supplying the player on the field soon.