Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has backed Manchester United ace Rasmus Hojlund to show his fortunes round and luxuriate in an explosive 2024-25 marketing campaign. Wilson has additionally likened Hojlund to former Liverpool star Roberto Firmino, suggesting the 20-year-old’s unselfishness is affecting his purpose output.
Hojlund Has Not Been Constant In Entrance Of Purpose For Manchester United
Manchester United splurged a good-looking €73.9 million ($80.3 million) to signal Hojlund from Atalanta BC in August 2023. The striker proved to be fairly efficient within the UEFA Champions League — 5 targets in six matches — earlier than United’s group-stage exit however has not managed to indicate the identical ruthlessness within the Premier League.
The Danish striker has performed in 16 Premier League matches thus far, scoring simply twice. Whereas many have lauded Hojlund for his full gameplay, a bit of followers and pundits consider the teenager can’t fail to meet his major accountability.
Wilson Thinks Firmino-Like Hojlund Will Show His Price Subsequent Season
Wilson, for one, thinks Hojlund has been working as a wingman to Marcus Rashford this season, just like the position Firmino performed at Liverpool. The veteran center-forward believes his younger up to date has a number of high quality and can shine brightly within the 2024-25 season.
On the Footballer’s Soccer podcast, the 31-year-old stated (through The Boot Room):
“Typically you get strikers that work arduous for the group and offer you a lot off the ball and on the ball, with out scoring the very important targets. I believe we’ve got seen Liverpool days if you had Salah, Mane and Firmino.
“Firmino because the quantity 9 did a lot for the group however he simply didn’t rating as many as the opposite two, he could be sacrificing himself due to that. Hojlund helps Rashford rating, like when he received an help for him [vs Tottenham]. He’s clearly a prime participant, he’s enjoying for Man United.”
He concluded by including:
“He received 16 targets in all competitions final 12 months, so I’m positive he’ll come good. He’s nonetheless younger, you must give these gamers time and it’s troublesome to regulate. I reckon subsequent 12 months he’ll be one to be careful for, for positive.”
Earlier than signing a five-year cope with the Crimson Devils, Hojlund spent one season at Atalanta. The Denmark worldwide appeared in 42 video games for the membership in all competitions, scoring 16 occasions and offering seven assists.