Hojlund impressed on his debut… simply as Mudryk did for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson was impressed with Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund’s debut in opposition to Arsenal, however has urged warning over the £72million signing.
While he was unable to forestall a 3-1 defeat for Erik ten Hag’s facet, the Denmark worldwide impressed supporters and pundits with an lively efficiency – together with his supervisor adamant he ought to have been awarded a penalty.
The 20-year-old additionally helped arrange Alejandro Garnacho’s late aim that might have gained the sport just for it to be dominated out for offside.
Following Sunday’s defeat with issues mounting at Old Trafford, Merson believes United are a ‘million miles off’ champions Manchester City, taking intention at their choice to signal Sergio Reguilon on mortgage from Tottenham on deadline day.
And whereas admitting Hojlund ‘appeared good’ in opposition to Arsenal, he recalled Mykhailo Mudryk’s equally brilliant debut for Chelsea in opposition to Liverpool following his £88.5m transfer to Stamford Bridge in January. Since then, the 22-year-old has struggled to make a lot of an impression in west London.
Merson wrote for Sky Sports: ‘The Sir Alex Ferguson days are lengthy gone. They’re as distant from profitable the league as you’ll ever see.
Hojlund out to turn out to be United’s first-choice striker (Picture: Getty)‘I do know everybody’s a great distance off Manchester City however they’re 1,000,000 miles off.
‘You neglect they’re one of many greatest groups on this planet. Man Utd can’t even stump up £7m for Marc Cucurella. They’re taking a participant [Sergio Reguilon] that may’t even play for Tottenham.
‘They’ve acquired the Jadon Sancho factor now as properly. Just maintain it in-house.
‘Rasmus Hojlund appeared good – a proper handful. But that was for 20 minutes. I noticed Mykhailo Mudryk for 20 minutes at Liverpool in January and I haven’t seen him since.’
Hojlund is at present on worldwide obligation with Denmark forward of European Championship qualifiers in opposition to San Marino and Finland.
The striker will hope to make his full United debut at dwelling to Brighton on Saturday 16 September.
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