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Not Ten Hag, the main reason why Rasmus Hojlund improved for Manchester United

By Emmanuel Mendez


Not Ten Hag, the main reason why Rasmus Hojlund improved for Manchester United

Rasmus Hojlund has scored in five consecutive games for Manchester United.

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After years of looking for a young, effective striker, Manchester United could have finally landed their man. Rasmus Hojlund joined Manchester United last summer from Atalanta for around 73 million euros. The price tag seemed too much since Hojlund played for one year at Atalanta, but did impress. After a tough start in the Premier League, Hojlund has now found a great form for Manchester United.

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Hojlund did show great form in the Champions League despite getting grouped with Manchester United. Hojlund scored five goals in six Champions League games. He remains the top goal scorer in the competition with five goals, tied with Alvaro Morata and Antoine Greizmann from Atletico Madrid and Erling Haaland from Manchester City. Despite his great form, Hojlund did not score in his first 15 Premier League games. It all changed when he scored his first Premier League goal against Aston Villa at Old Trafford in late December.

Ever since that goal, he has been on a good run in form. Since that 3-2 win against Aston Villa, he has scored in every Premier League game. He scored against Tottenham, Wolves, West Ham United, and Aston Villa again away from home. Hojlund now has five goals in his last five Premier League games and six goals in his last seven matches in all competitions.

The Athletic reports that the sessions Erik ten Hag organizes with Mitchell van der Gaag aim to create movements that can be reproduced on the field. Ten Hag also organized individual meetings to work on certain things. Hojlund's recent goal against Aston Villa was a training routine. Rasmus Hojlund turns his back on goal and anticipates Harry Maguire winning his duel. This is part of his improvement, but he also received advice from a club legend.

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Robin Van Persie has influenced Rasmus Hojlund with long talks at training

Laurie Whitehall from the Athletic reports that Rasmus Hojlund has benefited from Robin van Persie's advice. They recently had a long conversation at Carrington during a break from training. Van Persie is at Manchester United's training ground to follow protocol for his UEFA Pro license as a coach.


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