Rasmus Hojlund has given his thoughts on his Manchester United debut, and revealed what Casemiro said to him during a penalty box incident.
The young striker was signed by Man Utd for an initial £64m at the start of August, but had missed the first few games of the season due to an injury sustained during pre-season training with former club Atalanta.
Hojlund was finally able to make his debut for the Red Devils this past weekend, when he replaced Anthony Martial in the 67th minute of an eventual defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Speaking to the press ahead of Denmark’s Euro 2024 qualifying clash with San Marino, the striker gave his thoughts on his debut, saying: “It was great to pull the jersey over my head and get my first minutes as a Manchester United player.
“It was a top fight, and it was also just before that we ran with it all, even though it wasn’t supposed to be that way. But of course I am happy and proud to make my debut.”
Hojlund also discussed an incident between himself and Casemiro late in the game. After winning his side a corner kick, Casemiro grabbed Hojlund and shouted something in his face.
The forward has now explained the confrontation, saying: “He [Casemiro] just said something in Spanish: ‘vamos’ or something like that.
“He was happy that I gave the team perhaps a slightly different dynamic than what you get from Martial. He’s maybe a little more technically strong and looks down the gaps where I like to take the fights.
“After all, he hasn’t seen me play before, so he told me he was pleasantly surprised to see me play.”
Hojlund will be hoping to make his first start for Man Utd when they return to action on September 16 against Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford.
What we know
- Hojlund has opened up about his Man Utd debut
- The forward signed from Atalanta during the summer
- Hojlund also discussed an incident involving Casemiro during the defeat to Arsenal