Premier League icon Michael Owen showered praise on Rasmus Hojlund following his continued goal-scoring exploits against West Ham United at Old Trafford.
Hojlund faced a challenging start to his Premier League journey, enduring a goal drought in his initial 14 appearances in the league. However, his match-winning goal against Aston Villa marked a turning point, igniting a streak of scoring in his subsequent three league outings for Manchester United.
The 21-year-old’s impressive form has garnered admiration from both fans and pundits alike, with Owen acknowledging the significance of Hojlund’s contributions. Owen remarked during the 3-0 victory over the Hammers that Hojlund could become a revered figure at the club if he maintains his knack for scoring “very good” goals.
Beyond his goal-scoring prowess, Hojlund’s performance caught the eye with his adept hold-up play, winning six duels and completing all of his long balls against West Ham.
With Hojlund beginning to fulfill his potential at the club, United supporters are hopeful that he can sustain his scoring form for the remainder of the season.
Following the win, Manchester United have closed the gap to the top four to eight points, with the potential to further reduce it to five or six points by the end of the upcoming week.
United’s next challenge sees them face fourth-placed Aston Villa away from home next Sunday, a pivotal fixture in their quest to secure Champions League qualification.