Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham has praised the young striker.
“Manchester United Forever” posted an interview with Sheringham on Twitter on Nov. 16 (ET). ”I like Rasmus Hojlund quite a bit,” Sheringham said in the interview.
The midfielder left Serie A to join United ahead of this season. United paid £64 million (approximately $108.1 billion) for his transfer. That’s a lot of money to spend on a player of his caliber.
However, Hoilearn’s performance was poor. After scoring five goals in six UEFA Champions League group stage games, he fell into a slump, failing to score a single goal in the English Premier League.
Fortunately, things have turned around recently. On March 27, he scored a 37th-minute winner at home against Aston Villa. Against Tottenham Hotspur on October 15, she opened the scoring in the first three minutes.
His form has also improved. In the 40th minute, Hoilearn set up Marcus Rashford for his first league assist. He also used his pace to make a confident run to beat Mickey van der Vaan.
“I thought his goal to open the game against Tottenham was a great goal,” Sheringham said, “United players don’t give him a chance. He created it all by himself.”
Sheringham is a legendary Manchester United striker. He played for Tottenham from 1992 to 1997 before moving to United in the summer of 1997. He had a brilliant debut season for United in the 1997-1998 season, scoring nine goals in 31 games.
In 1999, he wrote a miracle. In the 1999 FA Cup final against Newcastle United, he scored the opening goal and added an assist in the second half. Sheringham’s performance helped United complete the double after winning the English Premier League title.
In the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich, he scored a crucial equalizer in second-half stoppage time. Just two minutes later, he headed in David Beckham’s corner to set up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winner to seal the United treble.
In just four years at United, Sheringham was treated as a club legend. In his final season before leaving in 2001, he was named PFA Player of the Year and FWA Player of the Year, as well as being named in the PFA Team of the Year.
With the legendary Sheringham’s accolades behind him, Hoylun has something to prove. Of course, he’s not quite there yet. With two Premier League goals to his name, he’ll need to score at least 10 to justify his transfer fee. Expectations are high for the youngster.