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Alan Shearer's analysis of what's going wrong for Rasmus Hojlund is going viral, the stats say it all

Alan Shearer's analysis of what's going wrong for Rasmus Hojlund is going viral, the stats say it all

His analysis is going viral.

Alan Shearer’s analysis of Rasmus Hojlund's Manchester United woes has gone viral.

Hojlund, a £72million summer signing, has struggled to make his mark at Old Trafford so far.

While he has netted five times in the Champions League, Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham was the 14th Premier League game in succession the 20-year-old failed to find the net.

Hojlund, hooked by Erik ten Hag for Marcus Rashford in the second half, was part of an attacking frontline that has only tallied four league goals all campaign.

And on the BBC’s Match of the Day, Shearer, the Premier League’s record scorer, expressed sympathy for Hojlund and highlighted the poor service the 20-year-old has received since his United transfer.

Shearer noted that winger Antony had completed just six passes to Hojlund in the past five games, while Alejandro Garnacho had completed five passes in the last five encounters.

The former Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and Southampton forward said: “Antony into Hojlund. Six passes in five games all season! Garnacho - five passes!

“That should be happening per game. Never mind five or six games.

“Well, we can see what’s drastically wrong and they’re never going to score goals unless they improve on that.”

Elsewhere, United legend Paul Scholes also pointed at Antony and Garnacho and bemoaned the lack of service the Danish striker has had in the opening months of his Old Trafford career.

"The big worry for me is the centre forward," Scholes told TNT Sports.

"We can’t create a chance for him. I know he has scored five goals in the Champions League but he hasn’t got any in the league, he hasn’t got a chance tonight and I don’t think he had a chance on Saturday [against Bournemouth].

"It is a big concern, where the goals are coming from. You expect creativity from your wide players, Antony and Garnacho but they are quite selfish players.

"They aren’t players who are looking up, they are players thinking about scoring their own goals, scoring themselves."

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Getty

Topics: Alan Shearer, Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United, Paul Scholes, Football, Premier League