Revealed: The ‘home truth’ that might spark Rasmus Højlund Man Utd transfer out

A shock Rasmus Højlund Man Utd transfer could be on the cards just one year after he signed, based on a recent revelation.

According to Manchester Evening News, some of the players in the Man Utd squad are not convinced by Højlund, and are even reluctant to pass the ball to him on the pitch.

The Denmark international has scored just one goal in his last 10 games, and has not completed a full match since the Red Devils' FA Cup semi-final win on penalties against Championship club Coventry City in April.

Due to his lean spell in front of goal, certain Man Utd players are seeking alternative solutions in the final third. Partly due to this, Erik ten Hag's side have only managed to score once in their previous three matches, meaning that questions over Hojlund's future appear to have some grounds.

Hojlund player to watch
Højlund has often been substituted off for Man Utd this season – Photo by Icon sport

Rasmus Højlund Man Utd transfer: A shock summer exit?

There are certainly two sides to this story, given Højlund's recent numbers.

The Dane gained hold of the ball a mere 14 times in Sunday evening's 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at Old Trafford, and he only had a total of 28 sequences of possession against doomed duo Burnley and rock-bottom Sheffield United, scoring his only goal since February against the latter.

Of course, it seems much more likely that Erik Ten Hag will go before Hojlund does, and there is every chance a new face in the dugout could utilise him more effectively. But even so, stranger things have happened in football, and given the current Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR), the Red Devils may need to sell in order to buy.

This would especially be true after the likely loss that they are going to make after this campaign, especially as they could even miss out on European football altogether this season, after previously qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.

Erik Ten Hag may face an unexpected battle to keep Hojund at Old Trafford (Credit: Andrew Yates / Sportimage) – Photo by Icon Sport

 

Granted, Højlund will only improve at just 21 years of age, but just eight Premier League goals this season, on top of the nine scored in Serie A for Atalanta last term, is not a spectacular return for a £75m striker. If Man Utd want to return anywhere near the top of the table, they need someone who is going to be more prolific.

Admittedly, Højlund does not get much service in this Man Utd team, as his 1.3 shots per league game only ranks him joint-sixth in the squad, but he is clearly still very raw, and not the immediate answer the Red Devils need on current evidence.


Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.