April 23, 2024

New Manchester United signing with ‘huge potential’ likened to Liverpool star

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand would not be surprised if Rasmus Hojlund’s debut season in the Premier League is reminiscent of Darwin Nunez’s down the road at Liverpool.

While Liverpool’s new number nine became something of a figure of fun amongst the trolls of social media, does anyone honestly think he will not come good eventually?

A centre-forward with Nunez’s athleticism, enthusiasm and remarkable movement feels almost certain to thrive at some point, and Manchester United will be hoping that the creativity of Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho and co can make the most of Rasmus Hojlund’s own predatory instincts.

Hojlund, like Nunez, arrives in England for a colossal fee and amid lofty expectations despite having just one season of first-team football in a major European league under his belt.

Manchester United agree Rasmus Hojlund deal

“The first thing you’ve got to look at is there’s huge potential,” Ferdinand says, as reported by the Manchester Evening News. “Anyone who has seen him play will see there are attributes there that you would like.

“He’s suited to the Premier League. I think the price tag is out of his hands.

“I look at it like Darwin Nunez from Liverpool. Last season was his adjusting season. He’s a young striker coming to the league, everything about him fits the Premier League perfectly, but it didn’t go as well as he would have liked.

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