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Hojlund says he has a lot of confidence amid scoring streak

Rasmus Hojlund admits he has ‘a lot of confidence’ amid his red-hot run of form for Manchester United.

Hojlund took his total to seven goals in his last six Premier League appearances after scoring both goals in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Luton.

The Denmark international opened the scoring inside 37 seconds at Kenilworth Road, as he capitalised on an error from Amari’i Bell and rounded Thomas Kaminski to slide in.

 

Hojlund’s effort made it six straight games with a Premier League goal, with the 21-year-old becoming the youngest player in the division’s history to achieve that feat.

The strong start from Ten Hag’s team continued as Hojlund doubled the lead after seven minutes, deflecting in Alejandro Garnacho’s effort with his chest in improvised fashion.

Luton refused to roll over, however, and Carlton Morris’ goal brought the Hatters back into it before a quarter of an hour had been played.

Despite some difficult moments, particularly during the latter stages of the first half, the Red Devils held on to secure a fourth consecutive league win and move within five points of the Premier League’s top four.

“A good beginning, two good and fast goals. We dropped a little bit and they got one back. We know with this crowd, 2-1 is a dangerous result,” Hojlund reflected to Sky Sports.

“We created a lot of chances in the second half and we couldn’t score. We know the pressure in every away ground in the Premier League is immense. We have to deal with it, we are Manchester United.”

Hojlund’s fine form has been in contrast to the challenging start to his Premier League career but the £72m summer signing insisted he never had any doubts regarding his ability to succeed at Old Trafford.

 

“I never doubted myself but of course you can be a bit down when you don’t score. I knew it was just a matter of time. I was learning my teammates and knowing their positioning. I always try to do my best. Three points is the most important thing. I always want to score but I’ll always fight.

“This was massive today. We’ve closed the gap on Villa and Spurs. We need to keep pushing for the Champions League spot and we’re still in the FA Cup. We want to win trophies.”


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