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Erik ten Hag must sign a new striker if he is to improve on an outstanding debut season in England, which saw Manchester United win their first trophy since 2017 and qualify for the Champions League.

However, locating the perfect man is proving to be a time-consuming and difficult procedure.

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For a new frontman, the Dutchman’s slogan is “no risk” – a guarantee of goals from a regular focal point.

Throughout the season, the Red Devils lacked potency, scoring only 58 goals from an expected goal (xG) of 68.74, trailing only Chelsea and Everton in this category.

Rasmus Hojlund is one name that has been linked to Old Trafford and has the potential to remedy this problem.

What’s the latest on Rasmus Hojlund’s potential move to Manchester United?
According to The Athletic, Hojlund’s representatives SEG spoke with Atalanta, who stated that his fee in this market would be €100 million (£85 million).

The 20-year-old is said to be “desperate” to join United, and further talks about the player are expected in the near future.

According to the article, the forward has already had “some friction” with his current boss Gian Piero Gasperini and is “ready” for the next step.

However, his present team is unlikely to budge from their asking price, thus this transfer will require a colossal amount.

Rasmus Hojlund’s replacement at Manchester United is unknown.
In a thrilling breakout season in Italy, the kid has played mostly as a striker, scoring 23 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions.

Gasperini cited Hojlund’s physicality, pace, and finishing ability as his most outstanding traits, saying, “Hojlund has this spirit, energy, intensity, but also a technical quality that is just remarkable.” He also has a lot of room for improvement.”

The prodigy possesses all of the characteristics required to flourish in English football, and he may be the solution to Ten Hag’s preferred striker replacement, Anthony Martial.

The Frenchman has had an injury-plagued season, appearing for only 1,432 minutes out of a possible 5,640, and may not even be ready for the start of the upcoming season due to a hamstring strain.

The discussion over the optimum position for the ex-Monaco star continues, and the fans’ trust has faltered at various points due to his fitness issues and inconsistency.

While Martial is undeniably still a valuable asset and will be an important source of depth next season, he has made it clear that he isn’t the consistent goalscorer that United sorely needs, having only scored nine goals this season.

That is far less than Hojlund, who has been described as a “monster in the making” by scout Jacek Kulig, with 16 goals in 2022/23.

Indeed, the Dane is definitely a typical number nine, and with a missing piece of the puzzle in the United assault potentially poised to be unearthed, Ten Hag’s thorough instruction and development could be precisely the improvement the manager is looking for.


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