Manchester United haven’t any time for sentimentality from Rasmus Hojlund as he faces his youthful twin brothers and former membership on Tuesday when FC Copenhagen go to Outdated Trafford. The Purple Devils desperately want a win to maintain their Champions League marketing campaign alive on what is certain to be an emotional night within the wake of Bobby Charlton’s loss of life. Arguably the membership’s biggest ever participant, Charlton handed away on the age of 86 on Saturday, with tributes deliberate to the person who scored 249 objectives in 758 video games for United.
Erik ten Hag’s males want the highly-charged ambiance to encourage them after shedding their first two video games of a Champions League group stage for the primary time within the membership’s historical past.
Hojlund has been the one beacon of hope from defeats by Bayern Munich and Galatasaray because the Dane has scored 3 times in his first two Champions League appearances.
A 64 million kilos ($78 million) transfer to United from Atalanta in August capped a meteoric rise for the 20-year-old, who Copenhagen offered for simply 1.7 million kilos to Sturm Graz in January final 12 months.
His father criticised the dearth of sport time he was afforded by the Danish champions earlier than leaving his homeland.
“He wasn’t actually given an opportunity,” Anders Hojlund, himself a former skilled participant, advised Danish media outlet Frihedsbrevet.
“He solely spent six months within the first staff… the place he primarily had 10, 12 or quarter-hour the place he was requested to run all over the place.”
However there are nonetheless two members of the Hojlund household at Copenhagen as 18-year-old twins Emil and Oscar look to comply with of their massive brother’s footsteps.
Midfielder Oscar is predicted to be included within the guests’ squad at Outdated Trafford having already made his bow within the Champions League towards Galatasaray.
Emil is extra akin to his older sibling as a bodily ahead, however may need to attend for his alternative to face Rasmus after that includes extra frequently for the under-19s.
Regardless of arriving in Manchester as a precocious expertise with “nonetheless so much to study” in his personal phrases, United are reliant on Hojlund to assist flip a troubled season round.
Solely holding midfielder Casemiro has scored greater than Hojlund’s three objectives