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Rasmus Hojlund hits out at ‘fake news’ after recent claims over his Man Utd teammates

Rasmus Hojlund has described the suggestion that his Manchester United teammates were angry at him for giving an interview to a fan channel as "fake news".

The Danish forward is said to have promised an interview with popular YouTube channel The United Stand following his £72 million move from Atalanta in the summer.

He opened up on a range of subjects to host Mark Goldbridge last month, including his dream Manchester United five-a-side team and the reported release clause in his contract.

Then, shortly after the interview, reports emerged suggesting some of Hojlund’s teammates were unhappy over his decision to be interviewed by Goldbridge following his so-called criticism of United players.

Since those claims emerged, The United Stand have received death threats warning presenter Goldbridge – real name Brent Di Cesare – that he is ‘a dead man walking’.

In a recent interview with Danish publication Tipsbladet, Hojlund reacted to the claims that several of his teammates were unhappy with him speaking to the fan channel.

“Nothing has been said to me, so it is fake news,” he said while on international duty with the Denmark team.

“I haven’t read anything about it, but it’s definitely not true that I have been told that I can’t do an interview with one fan media or another.”

A police investigation was launched earlier this month after the threats of death made to The United Stand’s presenter.

Rasmus Hojlund in an interview with popular YouTube channel, The United Stand’s presenter, Mark Goldbridge

Threats to harm presenter Mark Goldbridge, if he appeared at Old Trafford, were made. At the same time, messages on social media mentioned other members of staff and the exact location of the studio.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police read:

“Officers have spoken with the victim and relevant information has been passed over to the police. Enquiries are ongoing at this stage.”

Goldbridge commented on the situation, saying:

“I totally understand that football is a passionate and divisive sport and that people are free to decide and have an opinion on what content they consume.”

“However, the pile-on some of our staff were subject to over the weekend was incredibly sad to witness. To be threatening people’s lives yet again evidences the vile pack mentality that exists on social media.”

Hojlund is preparing to feature in Denmark’s international friendlies in the coming days as they face Switzerland and the Faroe Islands.

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