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Rasmus Hojlund made special request to Robin van Persie when he visited Carrington

Rasmus Hojlund made special request to Robin van Persie when he visited Carrington

Manchester United forward Rasmus Hojlund is working hard to improve as he continues to impress.

Rasmus Hojlund is going above and beyond to improve, with a recent one-on-one chat with former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie proving his determination to build on a recent upturn in form.

The 21-year-old, who joined United from Serie A side Atalanta in the summer for a reported £72 million, failed to find the net in his opening 14 Premier League games.

But the in-form Dane has netted seven goals in his last six matches for Erik ten Hag's side, including a quick-fire brace in their 2-1 victory over Luton Town on Sunday.

After becoming the youngest Premier League player to score in six straight games, Hojlund was praised by Gary Neville for showing power, strength and aggression.

In fact, Neville said Hojlund looked like "a Haaland in the making".

There will no doubt be a number of factors behind the striker's improved performances of late. Confidence is key, as well as building relationships with teammates.

But Hojlund's ability to listen to advice from staff has been detailed in a new report from The Mail.

Former Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy, who is a first-team coach at Manchester United, continues to play an important role with attacking players at Carrington.

And when Robin van Persie visited the club's training ground this month to complete a mandatory element of his UEFA Pro Licence, Hojlund was keen to learn from the former Dutch international.

In fact, he requested a half-hour one-on-one chat with Van Persie.

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Rio Ferdinand recently spoke about Hojlund's willingness to improve his game following a chat with former teammate Van Persie.

"Robin says he's asking a lot of questions, the sign of someone who wants to learn, a student," Rio Ferdinand said on his FIVE YouTube channel.

"It's nice that humility and humbleness to show. It bodes well for the future of this club."

Plenty have praised Hojlund of late, including former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer.

“His all-around game today and has been superb for a while now," he said on BBC's Match of the Day 2.

“At times I felt sorry for him because of his transfer fee and the questions that were being asked, how difficult it has been in this United team at times when they’ve not been creating as many chances as they should’ve been.”

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He added: “But the one thing that never changed as the constant was this guy getting into dangerous positions and not being afraid to miss.”

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Topics: Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United, Premier League, Robin Van Persie