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Man Utd brutally told major signing Ten Hag loves is a ‘Championship level’ player and compares to Tottenham flop

Erik ten Hag been told some harsh realities of big summer signing Rasmus Hojlund and why the Denmark striker is more on par with a Championship level striker than the Erling Haaland comparisons he earned prior to his signing.

Over the summer, United paid Atalanta an enormous £72 million to acquire the relatively inexperienced 20-year-old, who had only played at a top level for one season before to his transfer. Furthermore, Hojlund has failed to score in the Premier League despite having five goals in six Champions League games for Manchester United—a total that he will undoubtedly not be able to add to given their early elimination from the competition.

In fact, Hojlund has made 13 appearances for United in the Premier League thus far, starting 10 of those contests. Even though he has played 888 minutes overall, he has not yet scored the first goal for the Red Devils in the competition.

The striker also had a terrible afternoon at Anfield on Sunday, barely receiving a chance to score, as his United team managed to escape with a goalless draw against Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Because of his lively approach, the attacker had garnered favorable comparisons to fellow Scandinavian Erling Haaland during their protracted summer chase of Hojlund.

While Tony Cascarino, a former Premier League striker, believes Hojlund is on par with a striker in the Championship, Alan Shearer believes the 20-year-old will ultimately develop.

Additionally, he claims that his inability to succeed at Old Trafford reminds him of Tottenham’s unsuccessful summer 2013 attempt to sign Roberto Soldado, which cost the club £26 million.

Rasmus Hojlund branded a waste of money for Man Utd

August of that summer saw the Spanish striker join at White Hart Lane from Valencia for a cost that set a club record at the time.

But he had a hard time adjusting to life in north London, and two years later he moved to Villarreal for a cheap £10 million. with the age of 38, Soldado just declared his retirement this summer. In 76 games with Tottenham, he only managed 16 goals.

“I can’t believe Rasmus Hojlund hasn’t scored a Premier League goal yet,” Cascarino said to The Times, elaborating on his concerns that Hojlund will turn out to be another costly and unsuccessful signing. It’s nearly Christmas, he spent £72 million to join Manchester United, and he’s started 10 games!

“He may only be 20 years old, but I can’t recall a striker at United having such a strong debut. Hopefully, he develops into a good player.”

In addition, Cascarino said, “This may seem harsh, but he reminds me of a decent Championship center striker who fights hard and doesn’t have a lot of speed. Although I have witnessed moments of excellence, I haven’t had the impression that he will score twenty goals.

“A manager cannot afford to sit back and wait for a striker to develop.” Roberto Soldado of Tottenham Hotspur comes to mind.

“The second season, which they handed him, was more worse than the first. Like a goalie who keeps putting the ball in the net, you risk being fired if you wait too long to move on.

Big Ten Hag signings are failing at Man Utd

Despite coming into the Premier League with a fantastic reputation from La Liga, Soldado was just not very good, as Tottenham supporters can attest. He was also ill-prepared to make an impression.

United is now concerned that Hojlund will follow in his footsteps.

Harry Kane, the other striker that United watched during the summer, has now set records at Bayern Munich, scoring 24 goals in his first 21 appearances there.

Managers are made or broken by their transfer choices, even though Ten Hag will believe he has found “one for the future” in Hojlund. As things stand, the verdict is still out on all three of United’s big summer additions, with Mason Mount—who has battled injuries—and Andre Onana—who has failed to live up to their high prices.

DON’T MISS: Ruthless Ratcliffe is prepared to upgrade for a transfer flop by spending the second-highest amount in Manchester United history. Ten Hag desires to be removed.

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