What Rasmus Hojlund did to Erik ten Hag at full-time against Sheffield United speaks volumes

In the end, it was a good performance. Despite going two goals down, the Red Devils fought back well. The night was rounded off with a Rasmus Hojlund strike, which was arguably the most satisfying goal on the night.

The Danish forward has been bang out of form, without a goal since February. He will have been the most relieved man in Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Rasmus Hojlund breaks Manchester United duck

This was Hojlund’s first strike since he got two against Luton Town on February 18th 2024 in the Premier League.

This was a grand total of six games without a Red Devils goal, which was a stark contrast to his record-breaking form prior to his injury when he bagged seven times in six league appearances.

As per The Athletic, they provided some stats across his drought – which are very intriguing.

Hojlund played 612 minutes in all competitions for United but managed only seven shots, with four of them being blocked and just two hitting the target.’

‘During the same timeframe, he only touched the ball in the opposition penalty area 23 times, and his expected goals figure (xG), which is a metric that measures the quality of each shot before the player shoots, was 0.49.’

But despite the 21-year-old misfiring, Erik ten Hag has stuck by him, and that needs to be commended.

What Rasmus Hojlund did at the full-time whistle v Sheffield

Hojlund was replaced in the 89th minute by Manchester United academy graduate, Ethan Wheatley, meaning he finished the game in the dugout on the substitutes bench.

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