Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund produced the best performance of his Premier League career during the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Denmark international has cut a frustrated figure on several occasions this term. He has been starved off service most of the times and yesterday was quite similar.
However, he capitalised on the minimal chances at hand. Hojlund opened the scoring after just three minutes with a powerful strike into the roof of the net.
Spurs levelled the proceedings through Richarlison, but Hojlund helped United get back into the lead before the break with a lovely assist for Marcus Rashford’s goal.
Ange Postecoglou’s side equalised right after the interval and the Red Devils were unable to find the winner. Scott McTominay should have scored in the dying seconds.
Despite this, there were plenty of positives. Lisandro Martinez made his long-awaited comeback from a foot injury and looked solid during his cameo for the club.
Rashford was back among the goals at Old Trafford after a few months. Hojlund’s display was undoubtedly the big plus. He has now scored in successive league games.
Aside from his goal involvements yesterday, the 20-year-old won 100 per cent of his dribbles and completed 100 per cent of his long balls. He won 75 per cent of his duels.
Hojlund lost possession on just three occasions and was unlucky to not be on the winning side. This has happened regularly in his debut season and United’s defence must step up.
The return of Martinez is a huge boost and we should see Luke Shaw back in the mix soon. Erik ten Hag should have the opportunity to play his best backline for the season run-in.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com & Sofascore.com
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