Man Utd face Rasmus Hojlund problem as damning chart emerges ahead of Everton clash
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Manchester United are facing a damning Rasmus Hojlund problem ahead of the clash against Everton.
Since completing a £72million summer move to United from Atalanta, no player has scored more Champions League goals than the Dane’s five.
However, when it comes to the Premier League Hojlund is yet to score and a chart has suggested the 20-year-old needs to work on his finishing.
In the first 12 game weeks, Hojlund has failed to convert a single one of his eight big chances.
The only players to have missed a similar number of chances in front of goal are Erling Haaland, the league’s top scorer, as well as Nicolas Jackson, Ollie Watkins and Darwin Nunez, all of whom have at least found the net on four occasions.
While Hojlund has clearly fluffed his lines at times, United legend Jaap Stam insisted the one thing holding the striker back was the form and ability of his teammates.
Speaking to Tipsbladet, Stam said: “[Hojlund” has made a really good impression on me.
“I think he is a really good player. He is very talented. He has an excellent left foot, a really good physique and lots of speed. And he has shown that in his first matches for United.
“When you come to such a big club as a very young man, it is not easy (for Hojlund) to show his qualities. Because he also needs the players around him (to help out). He needs them to put him on the stage and give him opportunities to score.”
Stam continued: “He plays in a team that lacks confidence.
“(Hojlund) has players around him who don’t have the confidence, and maybe not even the qualities to play at this level. So it’s not going to be easy for him. But he’s just going to have to do what he can.
“He must show his qualities and work hard. Hopefully, he scores some goals and then he gets even more confidence.”