Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has raved about Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund.
Mikel Arteta has told The Manchester Evening News that Rasmus Hojlund is a huge talent, as Arsenal prepare to take on Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in North London in the Premier League on Sunday.
Hojlund joined United from Atalanta in the summer transfer window.
According to Sky Sports, Premier League giants United paid Serie A club Atalanta an initial transfer fee of £64 million for the Denmark international striker.
The Manchester Evening News has reported that Hojlund has recovered from his injury issues and will feature against Arsenal.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund
And Arteta is aware of the talent that the 20-year-old has, but the Arsenal boss has noted that the youngster will have to prove it in the Premier League.
Arteta said about Hojlund: “He’s a huge talent, and he’ll have to prove that in this league.
“We know the history and these are extremely competitive games.”
Hojlund did not have a particularly great season for Atalanta in 2022-23, but he is only 20 and is a very promising striker.
United would not have signed the Denmark international striker if they did not think that he had huge potential.
It could take the 20-year-old a while to get used to the Premier League and to playing under United manager Erik ten Hag, but we believe that he could be a big success in the coming years.
Hojlund made 20 starts and 12 substitute appearances in Serie A for Atalanta last season.
The striker scored nine goals and gave two assists in those games.