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Rasmus Hojlund issued a statement after Manchester United delivered a severe transfer reality check.



Rasmus Hojlund issued a statement after Manchester United delivered a severe transfer reality check.

Following Rasmus Hojlund’s statements, INEOS will be more confident in their Manchester United transfer ambitions than ever before.

Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has issued an emotional message following Denmark’s 2-0 loss to Germany on Saturday night at Euro 2024. Denmark fell short against the home nation in Dortmund, with Hojlund continuing his goal drought at his maiden European Championships.

The Danes ran Germany close and were brutally disallowed an initial goal because a toe was offside in the build-up to Joachim Andersen’s second-half score.

Just moments later, more VAR drama compounded the blow as a point-blank cross struck Andersen’s hand, resulting in a 53rd-minute penalty.

Kai Havertz beat Kasper Schmeichel from the spot, and 15 minutes later, Jamal Musiala scored his third goal of the tournament with a solo effort.

Hojlund started all four of Denmark’s games against Slovenia, England, Serbia, and Germany, but was substituted in each after failing to score.

Kasper Hjulmand’s team lacked attacking firepower, scoring only twice in four games.

United’s No. 11 had a couple excellent opportunities against Germany, but he showed his inexperience by swinging at them, much to the chagrin of his teammates.

And, following Denmark’s defeat at the Westfalenstadion, he took to social media to reflect on his first Euro appearance.

“To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect from my first Euros,” Hojlund wrote on Instagram late Saturday night.

“Supporting Denmark in a tournament was always one of my joys as a Dane. The experience of playing for Denmark was indescribable.

“I was really enthusiastic and wanted to make our country proud. I texted one of my buddies that I felt a little guilty. It’s an unusual sentimental mix because there is also pride.

“Obviously, we wanted to bring the cup home, but there is one thing that will always make me proud as a footballer and as a Dane: We are red and white. We stand side by side.

Hojlund’s Euro 2024 troubles have reaffirmed United’s desire to recruit a new striker a year after his £72 million arrival, as Anthony Martial leaves on a free transfer.
The 21-year-old has much of talent and scored 16 goals in his first season at Old Trafford, but he can’t do it alone and requires a partner to learn from.

Joshua Zirkzee of Bologna appears to be top of United’s shortlist, with a £34 million release clause. The 23-year-old Dutchman is an appealing candidate to divide the effort.

INEOS will be more convinced than ever to reinforce the club’s striker department to help Hojlund’s growth while also challenging him.


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