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BREAKING: Rasmus Hojlund walks out onto Old Trafford for the first time

BREAKING: Rasmus Hojlund walks out onto Old Trafford for the first time

It is a done deal.

Rasmus Hojlund walked onto the Old Trafford pitch for the first time ahead of Manchester United's pre-season friendly against Lens.

United have confirmed the signing of Hojlund from Atalanta in a deal worth a reported £72 million, with the 20-year-old putting pen to paper on a five-year deal.

The Red Devils have already signed Mason mount and Andre Onana this summer, but Erik ten Hag was desperate to sign an elite No. 9 to fill the void left behind by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hojlund had emerged as the Dutchman's priority target and United were able to fend off competition from Paris Saint-Germain and land the Denmark international's signature.

He has since been unveiled by the club in front of the Old Trafford crowd, and you can watch the footage below.

Speaking for the first time as a United player, Hojlund said (quotes via United's official website): "I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to turn that dream into a reality, and I am determined to repay the faith that the club has shown in me.

"It is still early in my career, but I know that I am ready to make this step up and play with this group of world-class players.

"Once I had spoken to the manager, I knew that this environment would be perfect for my development; I am relishing the opportunity to work with one of the best coaches in the world. Under his guidance and support I know that I am capable of achieving great things together with my new teammates at this special club."

United's football director John Murtough added: "Rasmus is a truly exceptional talent; he possesses technical and physical attributes which rank him amongst the best players in the world for his age group.

"Working under Erik ten Hag and his coaches will provide Rasmus with the perfect development platform; everyone across the club will ensure that he is given the time and all the support required to reach his immense potential."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter @utdreport

Topics: Manchester United, Rasmus Hojlund, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Football