He raised eyebrows when he approved a £72 million deal to acquire the 20-year-old Danish international, Rasmus Hojlund, who had scored nine goals in Serie A for Atalanta in the previous season.
Manchester United was in dire need of a new center-forward following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure earlier in the year. To address this, they had temporarily brought in Wout Weghorst as a stop-gap solution. Given Anthony Martial’s persistent fitness issues, signing a relatively inexperienced player like Hojlund seemed surprising to many.
United fans had to wait until the recent weekend when Hojlund made a second-half cameo against Arsenal to see him in action. Despite his arrival with a lingering back injury, Bruno Fernandes has been impressed by Hojlund’s progress.
Fernandes described Hojlund as a hardworking young player who is eager to integrate into the team and regain his fitness quickly. He believes that Hojlund’s presence will bring energy, strength, and, hopefully, goals to the team.
Fernandes emphasized the importance of building a strong connection not only with Hojlund but also with other wingers and strikers. He expressed his commitment to serving the forwards, ensuring they feel supported and have opportunities to score goals, which ultimately brings joy to the team and its fans.