Rasmus Hojlund keeps Red Devils’ top-four hopes alive

Rasmus Hojlund converts opener against Luton Town inside 40 seconds Imago
Manchester United, through Rasmus Hojlund, made it four Premier League wins in a row by defeating a stubborn Luton Town 2-1 at Kenilworth Road.

Rasmus Hojlund became the youngest Premier League player to score in six straight games as he put United two up inside seven minutes – clinically finishing after 36 seconds following Amari’i Bell’s mistake, before instinctively chesting in Alejandro Garnacho’s shot from a corner.

The 36-second goal marked United’s fastest-ever Premier League away goal.

Rasmus Hojlund converts opener for the Red Devils against Luton Town inside 40 seconds | Imago

The Dane striker now has eight goals in seven games, finding his confidence in front of the goal as he once did during his time at Atalanta.

This follows after the spell he had when he first came to England where he was struggling to find the net in the Premier League by failing to score in his first 14 Premier League games.

The £72 million man finally opened his account against Aston Villa, bagging the winner in a 3-2 victory at Old Trafford and the former Atalanta man has never really looked back since then.

Rasmus Hojlund celebrates with Garnacho after putting Manchester United in the lead against Luton Town

“When the number [fee] first came, I know he was surprised,” Christian Mouroux, sporting director of Hojlund’s first club, told The Sun.

“But as soon as he had taken that in, he thought: ‘There must be a reason why someone wants to pay this for me.”

“Someone has believed in what I am able to do, now it’s just a matter of me doing what is expected of me and what I know I can do in order to fulfil that expectation.”

Despite Luton’s comeback with Carlton Morris scoring, the Red Devils defended expertly in the final stages to secure a fourth consecutive league victory for the first time this season.

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