Man Utd set ‘target date’ for £72m signing Rasmus Hojlund amid ‘minor’ injury

Manchester United already know when they are likely to see new striker Rasmus Hojlund back in action.

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Manchester United fans will need to be patient over new signing Rasmus Hojlund.

Hojlund is now a United player after completing his move from Atalanta on a deal worth up to £72million. The Red Devils searched high and low for a striker this summer, and after being priced out of signing some of the big-name strikers, they decided to prioritise potential, snapping up Hojlund on a big-money deal.

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The Dane had only been with Atalanta for one season, scoring nine times in 32 league appearances, but he is thought to be one of the best up and coming young strikers in the game.

Even at 20 years of age, Hojlund will be United’s new leading striker this season, but he will not fulfill that role to start the season, and that’s because he is currently suffering from a ‘minor’ back injury. Hojlund has been running on grass at Carrington this week, but having missed a big chunk of pre-season, the striker will need time to get up and running.

According to The Athletic, United believe it will take Hojlund just shy of a month to get their new frontman up to speed. It’s claimed the Red Devils are hoping the 20-year-old will be fit to play a part in United’s Premier League clash with title hopefuls Arsenal on September 3. That could be a huge game for Hojlund to introduce himself to the Premier League.

United will be hoping to close the gap between themselves and the top two this coming season, and the Emirates Stadium clash should be an early marker of the Red Devils’ credentials. In the meantime, Hojlund will be working away on his fitness at Carrington while his new teammates prepare to begin their Premier League campaign on Monday evening. Fortunately, Hojlund will almost certainly be back for the start of the Champions League.

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