Rasmus Hojlund names his three biggest Man Utd idols growing up including Cristiano Ronaldo
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Rasmus Hojlund has identified his three Manchester United idols, and of course Cristiano Ronaldo is one of them.
The Denmark international took a while to find his feet at Old Trafford following his £72 million move from Atalanta, but in recent games his performances have improved and he is finding the back of the net on a regular basis.
After going 14 Premier League games without scoring, Hojlund has scored in his last four league outings.
At 21 years old, the striker is the youngest United player to scored in four consecutive league games since Cristiano Ronaldo.
While his main concern is trying to fire United up the Premier League table, Hojlund will surely be delighted that he is following in the footsteps of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
After all, in a recent interview with The United Stand, the Danish youngster identified Ronaldo as one of his three United idols.
When asked by Mark Goldbrige who he idolised as a kid, Hojlund named the attacking trio that won United the Champions League in 2008: Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez.
"Ronaldo was probably the guy," Hojlund said.
"I remember supporting him, following him the next year [after the 2008 Champions League final win] at United as well and then following him back again and watching him during the period he was at Real Madrid and Juventus as well.
"He's always been my idol and I've followed the clubs where he's been, and supporting United as my first team."
Tevez is an interesting shout, not least because of his decision to leave United for crosstown rivals Manchester City in 2009.
The Argentine enjoyed an excellent first season at Old Trafford following his move from West Ham, but his form tailed off in 2008/09 and he joined City as the balance of power in Manchester was beginning to shift.
If Hojlund continues to score goals then he may one day be idolised himself.