Former Man United striker insists Rasmus Hojlund ‘has to do MORE’ to shine at Old Trafford after failing to score in any of his first nine Premier League games

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Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has been urged to ‘do more’ after making a slow start to the Premier League following his £72million move from Atalanta.

Hojlund has been United’s standout player so far in their dismal Champions League campaign, scoring five goals in four games, but is yet to score in nine Premier League games.

The Red Devils are by some distance the lowest scorers in the top half, having found the net just thirteen times in twelve matches.

Former striker Louis Saha believes Hojlund must replace Erik ten Hag’s men if the club are to salvage their season after a difficult start to the season.

“He needs to do more because this is the nature of his position. You can always do more,” Saha said Betfred.

Rasmus Hojlund has failed to score in his first nine Premier League games for Man United

Erik ten Hag has seen his team score just thirteen goals in their first twelve league matches

Erik ten Hag has seen his team score just thirteen goals in their first twelve league matches

Former Man United striker Louis Saha has urged Hojlund to 'do more' to flourish at Old Trafford

Former Man United striker Louis Saha has urged Hojlund to ‘do more’ to flourish at Old Trafford

‘You have to find your own solution, because it is not about other players. It’s not just about Rasmus getting good service, because he also has to deploy defenders, chase the ball and remain calm in his position.’

Hojlund is yet to hit the ground running in England’s top flight, while Alejandro Garnacho and Antony have also failed to find the target and last season’s top scorer, Marcus Rashford, has just one goal to his name.

Ten Hag depended on goals from the likes of Casemiro and Scott McTominay to get his team out of trouble, and it was Victor Lindelof who came out on top against Luton on Saturday.

Saha is concerned about United’s problems in the final third and wants the team to play at a faster pace to get the best out of Hojlund.

“Many of the strikers at the club are struggling at the moment and there must be something wrong with the tactics being deployed,” he added.

‘Possibly it is the communication between the front line, but there is something that is holding them back from performing better as a collective at the moment.

‘With all due respect, they were expected to dominate on Saturday and create plenty of chances against Luton, but they didn’t. They still didn’t create space for the attackers and even when they try to play straight away it’s almost like it’s happening in slow motion.

The skill and power of ‘Rasmus’ will not be enough on its own, because he is not Harry Kane. He needs more help from his teammates.’


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