Rasmus Hojlund: UCL Top Scorer Shares Man United Players’ Feelings Towards Ten Hag

Rasmus Hojlund: UCL Top Scorer Shares Man United Players’ Feelings Towards Ten Hag

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
In this article:
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  • Rasmus Hojlund scored twice for Manchester United on Wednesday, November 8
  • His goals were,, however not enough for the win as United lost 4-3 to FC Copenhagen
  • The Dane has now opened up on the dressing room’s feelings towards Erik ten Hag

Rasmus Hojlund insists Manchester United players are backing Erik ten Hag despite the club’s struggles this season.

The Red Devils hit a new low on Wednesday, October 8, after a 4-3 defeat to FC Copenhagen left their Champions League campaign in tatters.

Hojlund put his side two goals ahead inside the opening half hour, but his fortunes turned after Marcus Rashford was shown a red card for an apparent dangerous tackle on Elias Jelert.

Rasmus Hojlund
Rasmus Hojlund reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between F.C. Copenhagen and Manchester United at Parken Stadium on November 08, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Maja Hitij.
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The home side got back in the game through goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Diogo Goncalves' penalty, and despite United restoring the lead in the second half, they ultimately succumbed to defeat as 17-year-old substitute Roony Bardghji scored a stunner in the 87th minute after Lerager had restored parity once again.

Hojlund’s take

The game had a positive from an individual perspective as Hojlund became the first Manchester United player to score five goals in the team’s opening four Champions League games.

After the defeat, the young striker, signed for £72million in the summer, defended Ten Hag, insisting the team was behind the under-fire gaffer.

“A really good coach. He cares about every single detail and he helps me a lot, gives me a lot of confidence and supports me. I think every player in the dressing room supports him,” he said as cited on Express Sport.
“I hope it is just a matter of time [before United will be successful]. The first 30 minutes today was some of the best football we have been playing this season.”

According to UEFA.com, Hojlund is the leading marksman in the Champions League this season, as he is tied with five goals alongside Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.

His remarks came amid speculation that Ten Hag was losing his dressing room after several poor results.

Domestically, United find themselves in 8th place, nine points off league leaders Manchester City.

He hopes to increase his tally when United faces Galatasaray and Bayern Munich in his team’s last two group games on November 29 and December 12, respectively.

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Piers Morgan aims dig at Ten Hag

Sports Brief also reported Piers Morgan’s dig at Erik ten Hag after Manchester United’s defeat to Copenhagen.

Morgan took to social media to clap back at the former Ajax boss for how he treated Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portuguese star was at the club.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.
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