Garry Neville comments on the performance of Rasmus Hojlund and his strengths

‘The thing for him is he’s learning the game still'

by Sead Dedovic
Garry Neville comments on the performance of Rasmus Hojlund and his strengths
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Rasmus Hojlund delighted Manchester United fans despite the fact that the Red Devils lost 3:1 against Arsenal. The Dane entered in the second half and impressed many with his aggressiveness and strength. Garry Neville is particularly happy with what he has seen from Hojlund.

‘Manchester United haven’t had a striker that they can hit. That’s the problem,’ Neville said, as quoted by METRO. ‘Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t a classic targetman, [Anthony] Martial’s certainly not, [Marcus] Rashford’s not.

At least they’ve got someone who looks he’ll mess people around and get his body in there. He’s aggressive, and he’s a runner. Neville believes that the fans must be realistic. He stressed that it is difficult to expect Hojlund to be as efficient as Erling Haaland in the first season.

‘The thing for him is he’s learning the game still. He’s only played a couple of seasons of top level football and we’re expected him to be Erling Haaland. That’s the problem.'

Garry Neville on Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial did not please the fans again.

The Frenchman has been a part of Manchester United for almost nine years, but during that time he failed to show what was expected of him. The question is how long he will stay at the club. ‘Manchester United haven’t got anyone else with experience to back him up.

We’ve been watching Martial for 9-10 years at Manchester United and he’s not what Erik ten Hag wants. This lad, lot of pressure on him, big price tag, but it was an encouraging start.’
After the match, Erik ten Hag expressed satisfaction with Hojlund's performance.

He also emphasized that Martial has great qualities. ‘I think he played very good but I also think Martial had a good performance. I think Rasmus Hojlund had a very good impact on the game.’- Erik ten Hag said.

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