Former Chelsea Attacker Chris Sutton Expresses Concerns Over Manchester United’s New Signing Rasmus Hojlund

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Former Chelsea Attacker Expresses Concerns Over ’s New Signing

Former Chelsea attacker Chris Sutton has raised doubts about the potential success of Manchester United’s recent acquisition, Rasmus Hojlund, citing concerns about the young player’s goal-scoring abilities.

The Danish forward was brought to Old Trafford from Atalanta in a £72 million deal, but Sutton believes Hojlund’s track record might not match the expectations placed upon him.

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Sutton, who has closely followed Hojlund’s career, drew comparisons with Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, highlighting the contrast in their goal-scoring prowess.

While Haaland joined Manchester City with a reputation for prolific goal-scoring, Sutton questioned whether Hojlund possesses a similar goalscoring pedigree.

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“Looking at his record, it is not like Haaland signing for Manchester City, where he signed for them with a real goalscoring pedigree,” Sutton expressed during an episode of Mail Sport’s podcast.

He went on to dissect Hojlund’s journey, stating, “He was at Copenhagen, went to Austria with Sturm Graz for a season, was not overly prolific there, then Atalanta and he did not get into double figures.

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Nine goals in 30-odd games. That is not an incredible strike rate as such.”

Sutton’s reservations seem to center around the immense pressure and scrutiny that accompanies playing for a high-profile club like Manchester United.

He implied that Hojlund’s moderate scoring record could hinder his transition to the Red Devils, particularly if he encounters injuries or struggles to find his form.

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Despite his skepticism, Sutton stopped short of declaring the signing a waste of money, indicating that the young player might have untapped potential.

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Nevertheless, he stressed the need for realistic expectations and time for development, given the spotlight that comes with joining a top-tier club.

Hojlund’s performance in the upcoming season will undoubtedly be under the microscope, as fans and pundits alike assess whether the 20-year-old can prove his worth and demonstrate his goal-scoring capabilities in the demanding environment of the .

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All Manchester United fans eagerly await his debut, the speculation surrounding Hojlund’s potential impact will remain a focal point of discussion in the football community.

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