Manchester United given injury boost ahead of Arsenal clash with Rasmus Hojlund named in Denmark squad
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 29
Rasmus Hojlund joined Man Utd this summer for £72m (Photo: Getty)

could make his debut against according to Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand.

The striker has been named in the for the September internationals, suggesting he is fit to play some part in United’s clash against the Gunners this Sunday.

The Red Devils signed Hojlund from Atalanta this summer in a deal worth £72million but has been stuck on the sidelines with a back injury, with .

Though many do not expect him to hit the ground running, the presence of a natural centre-forward will greatly improve United’s attack that has looked toothless without one.

They scored just once in their opening games against Wolves and Tottenham, with Marcus Rashford struggling in the central striker role.

The return of Anthony Martial, with Rashford playing in his preferred left-wing position, was a great help in the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest last Saturday, with the England star setting up two goals.

It is highly unlikely that Hojlund will start at the Emirates but his international call-up hints he should be okay to come off the bench in needed.

Hojlund has six goals in as many games for Denmark (Photo: Getty)

And Hjulmand, speaking on Tuesday upon announcing his squad, has suggested that will be the case, claiming he has spoken to Ten Hag about the 20-year-old’s game time,

He said: ‘I have some clear agreements with the club. He [Hojlund] should preferably get some minutes so that we can see that he’s there.

‘He lacks game time, that’s clear, but he’s going to play a role [for Denmark], so we’ll have to see what he can do.’

Next month, Denmark take on San Marino and Finland in crucial Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Hojlund is joined in the Danish team by United teammate Christian Eriksen as well as .

Other Premier League stars called up include Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen and Brentford trio Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen and Mikkel Damsgaard.

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