Rasmus Hojlund ‘annoyed’ after Man Utd win over Luton as Red Devils ‘get lucky’ | Football | Sport

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Manchester United star Rasmus Hojlund admitted that he was ‘annoyed’ despite his brace maintaining the Red Devils’ late Champions League charge. The Danish striker scored two early goals in United’s 2-1 victory over Luton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Hojlund scored inside 40 seconds at Kenilworth Road, latching on to Amari’i Bell’s misplaced backpass before driving a shot home. He then cleverly turned in Alejandro Garnacho’s volley with his chest seven minutes later.

But the 21-year-old was left feeling aggrieved over his failure to score his first United hat-trick. He had an opportunity in the second half but shot straight at Thomas Kaminski after latching on to a loose ball in the penalty area.

He felt that his side dropped off after going 2-0 ahead, with Carlton Morris scoring midway through the first half. United survived a flurry of late chances towards the end of the game, with Ross Barkley hitting the crossbar.

Hojlund told Sky Sports: “A good beginning. Two good and fast goals. We then dropped off a little bit, we get unfocused and they get one back. We know with this crowd and this pitch and this atmosphere, at 2-1, it’s a dangerous result.

“We go into the break and we created a lot of chances in the second half. We just needed to score. I had one as well… a little bit annoyed by that.”

He added: “We know every away ground we go to in the Premier League, the [pressure] is immense. But we have to deal with it, we’re Manchester United. We got a little bit lucky today, but other than that it was a good three points.”

Hojlund also cleared up debate over whether he meant to guide Garnacho’s volley into the net with his chest. He reacted quickly to divert the ball into the corner of the net, with Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp mocking Dave Jones for believing it was unintentional.

The United striker insisted that he did indeed mean to score.

“Yeah, 100 per cent!” He told Redknapp when asked to clarify if the instinctive finish was intentional. “You can see that I turn my body to just flick it in.

“I was surprised, it was such a good goal, to be fair. I’ve actually trained trying to score goals like this, with shoulders and when you do kick-ups and stuff. At the moment I have a lot of confidence so it goes in.”

United are now only five points off fourth-placed Aston Villa. Ten Hag’s side are unbeaten in all competitions since the turn of the year.


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