One toe poke from Rasmus Hojlund lands him next to Cristiano Ronaldo

Rasmus Hojlund didn’t enjoy the best of starts at Manchester United, especially in the Premier League. United made the bold decision to invest heavily in the youngster rather than the proven Harry Kane, and it took the young Dane months before scoring his first Premier League goal.

Although Hojlund had netted 5 goals in the UCL before United crashed out of the group stage, his lack of confidence in front of goal in Premier League matches remained a big concern, but it might be over now. Rasmus Hojlund’s consecutive goal and assist drew him level with Cristiano Ronaldo for a particular Premier League record.

One Rasmus Hojlund touch sees him match Cristiano Ronaldo record

It may have taken Rasmus Hojlund forever to get his first league goal for Manchester United, but he has now scored three in a row, including two assists in his last two Premier League games. The Dane had looked shy of confidence, which many fans and pundits alluded to lack of service from his wingers, who are famous for having eyes for goals themselves.

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Hojlund got himself another goal and assist yesterday, becoming the youngest Manchester United player to score and assist in consecutive games after Cristiano Ronaldo. Hojlund’s assist was for Rashford to score United’s first of the night. The goal breathed fresh air into Rashford’s United career after being dropped for the game against Newport following his trip to Belfast.

The early goal in the fifth minute set the tone for a high-scoring clash. Rasmus Hojlund would get his goal in the 22nd minute from Luke Shaw’s cross to put home his third consecutive league goal after scoring against Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur in United’s previous games.

Although United went 2-0 ahead before the half hour mark, it was a nervy end to the game, as Wolves scored two goals in nine minutes to make it 3-3 after Scot McTominay had also added one more for United. United went on to secure all three points, thanks to Kobbie Mainoo’s brilliant solo goal in the dying minutes of the game.

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Comparing Hojlund’s debut season to that of Cristiano Ronaldo’s in Man Utd colors

Ronaldo went on to become a club legend at Manchester United, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or trophies in 2008 after a great season, which saw him lift the UEFA Champions League for the first time in his career with Manchester United.

However, just like Hojlund, things started slowly for Ronaldo as well, although he was primarily deployed as a winger, who had to put in crosses for the forwards.

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In Ronaldo’s debut season, he only scored six goals; four in the Premier League and two in the FA Cup. He also had eight assists in all competitions as well. In the 27 games Rasmus Hojlund has played for Manchester United in all competitions, he has scored nine goals and assisted two.

Five of those goals came in the UEFA Champions League group stage, with United crashing out embarrassingly after failing to make the most of their chances against the likes of Copenhagen and Galatasaray.


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