Rasmus Hojlund could be handed full Man Utd debut vs Brighton as training clue spotted
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag could hand a full debut to Rasmus Hojlund against Brighton on Saturday amid a training 'clue' being spotted.
Hojlund joined United from Atalanta for a fee totalling £72 million at the beginning of August, but was ruled out of the early part of the season due to a back injury.
The 20-year-old make his debut off the bench during the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, where he impressed during a brief cameo.
Now, he could be awarded his full debut against Brighton after a training 'clue'.
Rasmus Hojlund in line for Man Utd debut?
As per the Daily Mail, fellow forward Anthony Martial was pictured arriving at Carrington on Thursday morning for a training session.
He was then pictured leaving the training ground minutes later - with the reason behind his swift exit unclear at this stage.
If Martial does not start on Saturday, however, it would open the door for Hojlund to make his first start since his big-money move to United last month.
Ahead of Arsenal's win over United, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta broke his golden rule by talking about the Dane, describing him as a 'huge talent'.
He said: "I prefer not to speak about players. He's a huge talent, and everybody is talking really highly of him and he will have to prove that in this league."
Speaking about his subsequent debut, Hojlund told Danish outlet Bold that he has been pleased with his 'positive' start to life at Old Trafford, despite his injury: "It has been positive. I myself think that I made a good jump-in, and I hope that there are more minutes after the national team break.
"We have some exciting matches ahead. We have to face Brighton this weekend and Bayern Munich in the next midweek, so I'm really looking forward to that."