Danish national team coach Kasper Hjulmand has strongly indicated that Rasmus Hojlund is on track to make his first appearance for Manchester United, possibly against Arsenal in the upcoming Premier League match on Sunday.
The 20-year-old striker moved to Manchester United from Atalanta earlier in the month and has been sidelined due to a back issue he suffered during pre-season. Erik ten Hag, the head coach for United, suggested last week that Hojlund might be available for the game against Arsenal, a sentiment echoed by Hjulmand.
Speaking to Bold.dk, Hjulmand stated, “I’ve been in Manchester to watch Rasmus train and he’s in full gear, so he’ll probably be in the squad for the weekend. There is of course a caveat, and he must show that he is ready this week.”
In another conversation, this time with TV2 Sport, the Denmark manager shared that he has been in Manchester and has reached certain agreements concerning the youngster’s playing time. “I have been in Manchester and have some clear agreements with the club. He should preferably get some minutes so that we can see that he’s there,” he said.
“It’s evident that he is lacking in game time, but he will be playing a part. We’ll have to observe his contributions,” added Hjulmand.