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Rasmus Hojlund explains why he believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the GOAT, not Lionel Messi

Rasmus Hojlund explains why he believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the GOAT, not Lionel Messi

He's had his say.

Rasmus Hojlund has explained why he believes Cristiano Ronaldo – not Lionel Messi – is the greatest footballer in history.

Hojlund, 20, could make his debut for Manchester United on Sunday when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates.

United fans have had to wait to see the Denmark international, who is yet to feature following his £64m move from Atalanta because of a back problem.

But he is being tipped to feature against the Gunners and now looks set to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Ronaldo, who scored 145 goals in 346 games for United in two separate spells at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the trip to Arsenal, Hojlund revealed his boyhood love for the Red Devils and why Ronaldo is his biggest idol.

After being asked when he first knew he wanted to play for United, Hojlund said: "My father introduced me when I was young – he was a fan as well.

"He introduced me to Cristiano and wanted me to idolise him because he has a good mentality and stuff."

"That's the reason why he's there today and why he achieved so much in his career,” added Hojlund.

"For me, he is the best player ever. Of course he had the talent but in the end, it was about how hard he worked.

"I've seen a few interviews with previous Man Utd players and they all say he wasn't a complete footballer when he came.

"But he was very skilful and developed."

United fans will no doubt be hoping Hojlund will go on to have the same success as Ronaldo after joining the Red Devils.

When asked what he will bring to the club in his debut season in English football, Hojlund added: "What you can expect from me is hard work and a guy who wants to perform and help the team and want to die for this badge."

How do you think Hojlund will do at United? Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Rasmus Hojlund, Premier League, Manchester United, Football, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi