Rasmus Hojlund has dream goal on full Man Utd debut brutally ruled out by VAR
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Rasmus Hojlund thought he'd scored his first goal for Manchester United on his full debut for the club against Brighton - only to see it cruelly ruled out by VAR.
He eventually made his debut against Arsenal prior to the international break, coming off the bench as United were beaten 3-1 at the Emirates.
Hojlund was handed his full debut on Saturday for the visit of Brighton to Old Trafford.
But things didn't go to plan in the first half for Erik ten Hag's side, who found themselves trailing when former United striker Danny Welbeck finished off a neat move around 20 minutes into the game.
United thought they had found an equaliser five minutes before the break when the impressive Marcus Rashford beat his man and reached the byline, before cutting the ball back for Hojlund to score from close range.
The Denmark international wheeled away in celebration before pumping his fists in the direction of the home fans. But his celebrations were then cut short by a VAR review.
Replays showed that the ball had just gone out of play before Rashford cut it back to the striker, with referee Jarred Gillett ruling the goal out to the delight of the visiting Brighton supporters.
Hojlund had a shout for a penalty turned down later in the half as the Seagulls held on to take the lead into the interval.
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