Manchester United fans in shock after knowing how fast Rasmus Hojlund can run 100 metres

Rasmus Hojund’s 100-meter time was just revealed to Manchester United supporters.

On Saturday, it was revealed that United and Atalanta had reached an agreement for Hojlund to join them for £72 million.

The 20-year-old will join Old Trafford for an initial cost of £64 million, with the possibility of additional payments of £8 million.

Hojlund joined Atalanta in August 2022, and in his subsequent 34 appearances, the striker has scored 10 goals.

Hojlund will be United boss Erik ten Hag’s third summer addition after the £55 million arrival of Mason Mount and the £47.2 million purchase of Andre Onana. He is expected to sign a five-year contract with the option of an extra season.

Although United had been attempting to sign Hojlund for below £60million, the Denmark international was reportedly Erik ten Hag’s first choice for the striking position.

Though the fee has raised eyebrows in certain quarters, given the forward has made less than 90 senior appearances across his career, United fans are certainly excited about their latest arrival.

Last term, Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini compared Hojlund to his compatriot, Erling Haaland, and revealed the youngster’s 100-metre time.

“The characteristics are very similar, especially in accelerations,” Gasperini said, via TalkSPORT.

“He is a very fast player, he does the 100 meters in less than 11 seconds. For his height, he has a low centre of gravity and an incredible stride frequency.

“I’m convinced he will have a great career. Technically, he always shows different and better things”.

United fans on Twitter (X) were delighted as news of Hojlund’s electric pace was shared across the platform.

One person said: “We are actually signing a supernatural athlete.”

Another wrote: “Ngl that’s genuinely insane”

A third person said: “Really shows why [Erik ten Hag] said he wants to be the deadliest transition team in the world. Fans were freaking out at that, but it IS a quality in a top pressing side.

“Getting ball winners and carriers is vital so we can feed Rashy and Højlund in those moments. Going to be fun to watch.”

A fourth wrote: “That’s unbelievably fast.”

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