After struggling for the first few months at Manchester United, Rasmus Hojlund has finally started scoring consistently in the Premier League. The Dane found the back of the net in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa and became the second youngest Premier League player to score in five straight games behind Nicolas Anelka, who was 19 when he achieved the feat in 1998.
The striker now has five goals and two assists in the league, and is looking like a man capable of finding the back of the net consistently since his €70 million transfer from Atalanta.
Rasmus Hojlund has finally found his feet in England
Scott McTominay scored a late winner in the game to help United earn all three points against a Villa side that started the match week in the top four. And with the win, the Red Devils are now sixth in the table, five points behind Villa themselves who are now fifth.
Hojlund had a good start in the Champions League, though, scoring five goals in the group stage. But, it was not enough to help the team finish in the top three as they were eliminated by finishing dead last in their group.
With only the Premier League games left in the second half of the season, Rasmus Hojlund will have somewhat less pressure on his shoulders. United will be expected to make the top four, but fighting for the title seems like a long shot considering how far ahead Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are.
Manchester United face Luton Town in their next game, and Hojlund will have a good chance to extend his scoring run against the relegation battlers before facing Fulham.
How many goals has Hojlund scored this season?
10 goals across all competitions