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Gary Lineker does not see Rasmus Hojlund making the difference for Man United next season

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker does not believe that soon-to-be Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund will make an immediate difference for the Old Trafford club.

The Red Devils are expected to announce the signing of the Denmark international today after agreeing a £72 million deal with Atalanta.

Hojlund has already been pictured in England and could feature for Man United when they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first game of the new Premier League season on August 14.

The 20-year-old bagged ten goals in 34 appearances for the Serie A club last term and ended his time in the Austrian Bundesliga with Sturm Graz with 12 goals in 21 games.

Hojlund has not been prolific to date, and Lineker reckons Man United are signing him on a long-term basis, as opposed to landing a striker capable of making an immediate impact.

“United have spent a lot of money on 20-year-old Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta and I can’t say I have seen a lot of him,” he told the Sun.

“Perhaps they see him more as one for the long term, but I’m not convinced he’s going to make the difference for them.”

Lineker knows one or two things about the art of goalscoring, but Hojlund could end up proving the former England international striker and plenty of others wrong.

Manager Erik ten Hag knows what he can get from the youngster and giving the go-ahead for his signing speaks volumes.

The Dane has huge potential and is a great finisher, and he should not have any problems hitting the ground running in the Premier League.

Hojlund has pace to burn and has constantly earned comparisons with Manchester City striker Erling Braut Haaland.

Man United need him to make an immediate impact as they are looking to challenge for major silverware this term, and all eyes will be on him.