Despite Manchester United’s disappointing exit from the Champions League, manager Erik ten Hag finds some positives to focus on, particularly highlighting the impressive performances of Rasmus Hojlund.
While United were expected to progress from what seemed like a manageable group, they finished at the bottom, failing to secure a spot in any European competition this season.
Ten Hag, however, chooses to emphasize the bright spots in the team’s Champions League campaign, pointing out Rasmus Hojlund’s noteworthy contributions.
The Danish striker delivered an impressive performance, scoring five goals in the competition.
In assessing the team’s overall performance, Ten Hag expressed, “We had some good performances in the Champions League, with attacking football, but, at the end of the day, we don’t have the points to qualify.
We have to accept it and learn from it.
We’ve played some good football in the Champions League; for example Rasmus Hojlund scored five times, and that’s a very good performance, and he has to take that belief into the Premier League. I think that counts for the whole team.”
Having signed Hojlund from Atalanta for £72 million in the summer, Manchester United recognizes the immense potential of the Danish striker.
Despite his impressive record of five goals in six Champions League games, the focus now shifts to translating that success into Premier League matches.
Hojlund, with zero direct goal contributions in 12 league appearances, faces the challenge of breaking his goal drought, and the upcoming fixture against Liverpool at Anfield presents an opportune moment to make a significant impact.