Turning the tide: Hojlund’s resurgence at Manchester United

From goal drought in his first 14 Premier League games to 7 goals in 6 matches & breaking a record as well. 

Manchester United knew that they were buying into potential rather than proven quality when they signed Rasmus Hojlund last summer, but even so, they would have expected their £72-million ($90m) striker to have scored at least a few Premier League goals four months after his arrival.

Rasmus Hojlund was unable to replicate his brilliant Champions League form domestically, which was a huge concern for Erik ten Hag. – with his first five goals for United all coming in the Champions League.

It took until December 26 and a meeting with Aston Villa for Hojlund to open his Premier League account, but he has not stopped scoring since then. A flurry of efforts at the start of 2024 have seen Hojlund find the target against Tottenham, Wolves, West Ham and Aston Villa.

In scoring his first of the game at ‘The Kenny’, at 21 years and 14 days old, Hojlund became the youngest player to score in six consecutive league games since the Premier League began in 1992. He has now scored 7 goals in his last 6 games, which also includes 2 assists. He is a man in form for a team that has now won 5 games on the bounce in all competitions.

The Red Devils registered a fourth consecutive league win after beating the Hatters on the road. Hojlund made the difference, scoring two quick goals after just seven minutes.

The 21-year-old created a new Premier League record on Sunday evening. He became the youngest-ever player to score in six consecutive matches in the competition’s history.

Aside from his brace, Hojlund also won seven ground and aerial duels over 86 minutes. He was also brilliant with his long ball distribution and had a 100 per cent success rate (4/4).

Hojlund is definitely leaving up to his high potential after an indifferent start to his United career and the fans will be hoping that he can continue his rich vein of scoring form.

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