Rasmus Hojlund makes impressive goal-scoring claim after Man Utd brace v Luton

The Danish striker's goal ensured Manchester United won 2-1 at Kenilworth Road.
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Rasmus Hojlund insisted he meant to score his impressive second goal against Luton Town on Sunday.

The 21-year-old’s brace ensured Manchester United secured a 2-1 victory at Kenilworth Road and made it four Premier League wins in a row as they hunt down a place in the Champions League.

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While it was far from a stellar performance from United, the game could be best remembered for Hojlund’s improvised finish after seven minutes that handed United an early two-goal lead. The Dane turned his chest just in time to guide Alejandro Garnacho’s volley beyond Thomas Kaminski in an audacious finish.

Speaking after the game, Hojlund insisted the goal was no coincidence and that he meant to score with his chest. “Yeah, 100 percent. You can see I turned my body and flick it in,” United’s no.11 told Sky Sports

“I was surprised, to be honest - it was such a good goal. I have tried to train finishing like this with shoulders. At the moment, I have a lot of confidence and it goes in.”

That goal means Hojlund has netted seven in the last six and he became the youngest player in Premier League history to net in six consecutive matches. The stats are even more impressive given he failed to net in any of the first 14 league games for United.

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“I never doubted myself but of course you can be a bit down when you’re not scoring in the Premier League, especially when you’re young at the expectation is high,” explained Hojlund. "I always believed in myself and I scored a lot of goals in the Champions League.

“I knew it was just a matter of time, keep working on my finishing and my confidence in training, learning my team-mates and get the understand of where to position myself.

“I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world and I train with quality players every day,” he added. “I just want to keep playing with them and getting better. Hopefully, they can get better as well and we can keep growing together.”

Asked for his opinion on the game, Hojlund said: “A good beginning, two good and fast goals. We dropped a little bit, we get unfocused and they got one back. Then we know with this crowd, this pitch and this atmosphere, 2-1 is a dangerous result. We created a lot of chances in the second half and we just needed to score.”

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