Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has mixed feelings after the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
The £72 million summer signing gave Man United the lead in the third minute by blasting the ball past Guglielmo Vicario. He also earned an assist for Marcus Rashford’s strike.
However, goals from Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur ensured that both sides shared spoils.
Hojlund admitted after the game that he was frustrated with the result. He told MUTV: “Yeah, of course, when you go in front two times, we are a little bit disappointed.
“We played a good game but switched off a few times and that’s why we were punished, but I think in general, we were the better team today. I haven’t seen my goal back but it was instinct, pure instinct.
“I was happy to give Marcus an assist today – he’s been assisting me many times throughout the season.
“We were talking at half-time about switching off, so it was a little bit annoying.
“But then again, we need to take the positives, but of course, we were in front two times and it cannot happen [conceding].”
Rasmus Hojlund is finding his feet in the Premier League
Hojlund has found it challenging to adapt to the Premier League, but it seems the testing days are now behind him.
He went 15 league appearances without scoring a goal but has found the back of the net in consecutive games.
His match-winning strike in United’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa has given him the confidence he needed.
The 20-year-old starred for the Red Devils against Tottenham on Sunday evening.
He was directly involved in both goals and linked up fluently with Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho.
Hojlund will be disappointed that United surrendered their lead twice against a depleted Spurs side.
The Red Devils had only two shots on target, and both found their way past Vicario.
They could have grabbed all three points if they were more creative in the final third.
With players returning to fitness, the onus is on Erik ten Hag to field a balanced side and improve his in-game management.
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