Rasmus Højlund feels joy of six as United hot-shot repays Ten Hag’s faith

18 February 2024 19:52
Manchester United striker’s early goals beat Luton and set a new Premier League record at a hostile Kenilworth RoadIn years to come, Rasmus Højlund may reflect on a conversation he had with Erik ten Hag just before he broke his Premier League duck against Aston Villa at the 15th attempt on Boxing Day. “I pointed out you scored for Denmark a lot, you scored in the Champions League, so you demonstrated ability,” remembered the Manchester United manager. “You can do it, believe in it, it will come. I am sure now the first goal is in, more will come.”How that faith has been repaid. It took just 36 seconds in front of an expectant Kenilworth Road crowd that was baying for United blood for Højlund to become the youngest player in Premier League history to score in six successive matches – at just 21 years and 14 days beating the likes of Erling Haaland, Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelorooy in the process to take Joe Willock of Newcastle’s previous record of 21 years and 272 days old. Less than six minutes later, the Denmark striker had extended his tally to seven goals in his last six matches since the dramatic winner against Villa which helped to transform United’s season under Ten Hag. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian