Rasmus Hojlund: Finding Inspiration in Ronaldo at Manchester United

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The Denmark international followed Ronaldo’s footsteps by signing a contract with Manchester United. Hojlund is taking inspiration from the Portugal international to grow in his career. He is a big fan of Al Nassr forward. We all know how Ronaldo became a star during his initial days at Old Trafford.

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Rasmus Hojlund and his idol Cristiano Ronaldo

Rasmus Hojlund spoke to TeamViewer Diaries and said, “Cristiano has always been like my idol growing up. I always thought he was the best football player in the world and I just tried to learn from him. He is the greatest goalscorer ever, probably as well. I’ve always looked at him back in the day where he was more of a dribbler and now he’s a proper, proper goalscorer. You know he had proper talent, but he worked hard to be the best ever and I like that about him.”

The Danish footballer also talked about his improvement under Erik ten Hag and discussed how the role of a forward has changed in recent years. He added, “In the modern game of football, we need to do the hard pressing as well from the front line. The game is evolving, and I learned that already in my youth years,” he added. “So I’ve always been used to the pressing part. And like you said, I think it’s one of the things I do well. The boss also wants me and the frontline to put in a shift, so yes it’s good.”

The 20-year-old forward shined with his striking ability during the Champions League where he scored a brace in first-half against Copenhagen. Man United lost the seven-goal thriller 4-3. Hojlund has now netted five goals in European competition and is the third-highest goal-scorer. He is yet to score in the Premier League and the Danish forward would look to open the account when Man United hosts Luton Town this weekend.

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