Manchester United put in one other toothless attacking show as they misplaced 0-2 to West Ham United within the Premier League on Saturday.
United’s entrance three had scored a mixed whole of 1 objective within the English high flight earlier than the match, and that tally remained the identical on the finish of the 90 minutes.
Rasmus Hojlund was as soon as once more starved of balls and on the uncommon ones that did discover their strategy to the Dane, he made a multitude of them as he struggled to play together with his again to objective.
Rasmus’ battle continues
The physicality is one thing Rasmus struggled with. He solely managed to win one aerial duel and he must develop and be taught to play as a goal within the coming months if he needs to reach the present system.
It’s troublesome for any 20-year-old to return to England and adapt to the bodily situation and tempo, and the Denmark worldwide is discovering it much more troublesome as a result of poor type of his teammates.
He lasted 57 minutes on the London Stadium and managed simply seven passes earlier than the supervisor introduced him on and introduced on Marcus Rashford.
The British media had pressed the striker forward of the match, asking the supervisor if he thought the previous Atalanta star may hack it within the aggressive setting of the Premier League.
And on the finish of the match, Erik ten Hag introduced that the Denmark worldwide had been taken off the sector as a result of he was ailing within the run-up to the match.
Rasmus early sub
“I feel he has a really sturdy character and that he can deal with stress nicely,” mentioned Ten Hag in The Manchester Night Information.
“I dropped him as a result of he was sick throughout the week, so a bit bit missing in energy, so in that sense I used to be defending him.
“We nonetheless have two video games to play this week, however we won’t really feel sorry for ourselves, nobody. We should take accountability.
“If you play for Manchester United we’ve got to do it collectively and everybody must be accountable and take accountability.”
United have now gone 4 video games in a row with out scoring, a run that final occurred in 1992. Whether or not Hojlund shall be match for the following match stays to be seen.
United’s subsequent match is in opposition to high-flying Aston Villa and all indicators level to a different disappointment.