“They obviously don’t know that dey have one of the most dangerous player in the Premier League”-Pundit thinks Manchester United have signed ‘a hell of a player’ who is yet to be unleashed.

Manchester United have signed a ‘hell of a player’ in Rasmus Hojlund but Erik ten Hag’s wingers must provide more service for the £64 million Premier League newcomer. Rasmus Hojlund is yet to open his account in England’s top-flight but, make no mistake, that says more about the form of his team-mates than it does about Manchester United’s new ‘number 11’.

The summer signing from Atalanta has proved in the Champions League – particularly when scoring with two clinical finishes against Galatasaray – than he can be an elite taker of chances when they come his way. And therein lies the problem, at least as far as the Premier League is concerned.

Rasmus Hojlund yet to score a Premier League goal. The poor form of Antony on the right and Marcus Rashford on the left – not to mention Jadon Sancho’s ongoing unavailability – has rendered Hojlund a man without a consistent supply line.

And while there is clearly more to his game than goals – the Dane’s hold-up play and work-rate caught the eye against former employers Copenhagen in midweek – the onus is on Ten Hag to find a way to unleash his penalty-pox potential. “I like him. I think he is going to be a hell of a player,” says Danny Murphy, the former Liverpool and England midfielder speaking to talkSPORT (25 October, 11am).“You need to build relationships, and it takes a bit of time sometimes. It doesn’t help when you’ve got Antony on one side who has flattered to deceive and is so predictable.

“Some more balls into the box (for Hojlund) would be good.”Manchester derby looming This weekend’s Manchester derby would be an ideal time for Hojlund to break his domestic deadlock, Man City favourites to triumph at Old Trafford as Ten Hag’s team struggle to click at both ends of the pitch.“They are far too easy to play against,” Murphy adds, both Copenhagen and Sheffield United creating numerous goalscoring opportunities against the Red Devils. “And that is a mixture of the physicality, the tactical plan, and the willingness to do the work.

“They proved in a one-off game last year that they can beat Man City. They’ve got outstanding talent. But they lose (this game) eight (times) out of ten.”

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