Pressure mounts on Hojlund at Man Utd, says former coach
According to the former coach Christian Mouroux, Rasmus Hojlund, the Denmark striker who recently joined Manchester United from Atalanta for a reported fee of £64 million, might face pressure at his new club. Even though Mouroux always believed Hojlund had the potential to become a star, the Premier League could present new challenges for the 20-year-old. Mouroux knows Hojlund and his family well, as he also trained his younger brothers. While Emil and Oscar, who now play for FC Copenhagen, were more obvious talents at a young age, Rasmus developed his skills later on. Mouroux admits he is surprised by the high price tag Hojlund obtained in the transfer.
Mouroux played a pivotal role in Hojlund’s development as a player and believes that adapting to the English top flight may prove to be difficult for him. Despite being physically advanced for his age, there was never a defining moment when they were certain he would become a star. Joining a team that expects strong performance from him is a surprising move, but given Hojlund’s character, it is the type of pressure he is likely to thrive under. His father has prepared him for such challenges.