Danny Murphy thinks Man Utd star isn’t ‘quick, skilful or clever enough’ yet, says he plays like Darwin Nunez

It’s been a tough campaign for Manchester United fans, with little to celebrate under Erik ten Hag. 

It’s been a season to remember at Old Trafford, barring victory over fierce rivals Manchester City in the forthcoming FA Cup Final. The Red Devils have experienced issues both on and off the field.

Although there have been a few bright spots, such young players in the academy, Manchester United’s first team roster hasn’t had many standout players overall.

One of these players is openly criticized by pundit Danny Murphy, who suggests that he might not be what Carrington needs right now.

Danny Murphy on Rasmus Hojlund 

Rasmus Hojlund, a £64 million forward, has not been playing well lately. The Danish striker is having yet another difficult spell where he is unable to find the net.

It might not be entirely his fault. United is having a terrible time scoring goals, as evidenced by some incredibly boring Premier League games.

In a recent analysis for the Daily Mail, Murphy expressed his lack of conviction about Hojlund, the man from Atlanta.

He says: “I’m dubious about whether Rasmus Hojlund is the world-class No 9 United need.

“There is nothing in his game that scares defenders. I contrast him to Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez, who is erratic but will do a mad bit of skill or make an aggressive dash to cause some problems for defenders.

“Hojlund is not quick, skilful or clever enough for that ‘Wow’ factor. He’s 21 and has time to develop. But right now, he is not a Champions League or Premier League-winning No 9.”

Is Danny Murphy right about Rasmus Hojlund? 

We cannot claim complete disagreement. As many had anticipated, Hojlund is far from perfect at this point.

The 21-year-old should have started most of the games this season if United had had a capable striker to alternate with him. However, due to injuries, Anthony Martial has been forced to start most of the games.

It’s just not his fault, and they’ve lost out because of a lack of recruitment. More significantly, it has heaped scorn on a guy who was expected to perform heroically at Manchester United when it very likely shouldn’t have been necessary.


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