Rashford excited to work with Hojlund

Friday 29 September 2023 16:00

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford says he is "super excited" to continue developing his working relationship with Rasmus Hojlund.

Erik ten Hag recently discussed how he sees Marcus and Rasmus working together on the pitch, insisting that these things take time to develop.

Our no.10 found the net a whopping 30 times in all competitions last season, while also laying on a further 11 assists, a career best in terms of numbers.

But with a whole new dynamic and style of play to adapt to now Hojlund has arrived, the England international believes their connection on the pitch is beginning to blossom.

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'I want to understand his game'

Marcus Rashford speaks to Premier League Productions about his new attacking partnership with Rasmus Hojlund...

"I am honestly super excited about it," began Rashford, speaking to PLP Productions recently.

"At times last year, we were going on counter-attacks and we would just see shirts of other bodies, and usually, the only the cut-back that was on was to Bruno [Fernandes] who was arriving later.

"Whereas this year, you have to understand the dynamics have changed, so we have spoken to each other and done a little bit of work off the pitch, probably that the coaching staff don't even know, between [just] me and him."

"I just want to understand his game and for him to understand my game as quickly as possible. So far it has been good and we obviously had the unlucky one at Brighton that got disallowed, but then in the following game we've got one where we have combined for a goal, so I am very happy for him.

"I'm sure it is a relationship that will help both players, so I am excited for it, excited for the future and I am also so excited that we have so many games coming up because we have so many opportunities to show who we are."

With Marcus at times deployed down the middle as the focal point of our attack, his shift back to a wider position has allowed Rasmus to begin to learn where to be when our no.10 picks up the ball.

Rashford shone further the light on the situation, stating that having the Dane to pick out in different areas is something he hopes again can naturally flourish over time.

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"It's just the speed we can attack at now is completely different," he added. "It's on both sides, whether I am playing as a left striker or as a two up front or I am on the left; it doesn't really change too much [regarding] my attacking duties.

"It's just having that confidence that when you do make a run in behind, someone else on the opposite side is making that run and hopefully it will get to the stage where you won't even have to look for him, you can just put it in there and we know that he is in and around there.

"He is a big, strong, physical lad, he has good finishing abilities. So when the chances do come to him, he will score goals."


Both Rashford and Hojlund feature in the design of this weekend's free digital collectible, which you can claim now ahead of Saturday's game against Crystal Palace.

It's part of our Collect United series of digital memorabilia that we're offering before every home league and European game this season.

Normally they're available for 48 hours before kick-off, but as a special celebration for the Collect United Old Trafford takeover this weekend, we're keeping the claim window open through the match.

You can get your free digital collectible by clicking the image below or by heading straight to collectibles.manutd.com and following these three simple steps:

Let's start with a visit to collectibles.manutd.com, where you click Sign In, Use Social and finally your choice of Google, Facebook or Twitter account.

Signing in with your chosen social account will create an online wallet where you can store all the matchday tokens you claim throughout 2023/24. How many will you have by the end of the season? Why not challenge your friends and see who can build the biggest collection.

Click this button on the collectibles.manutd.com homepage to find the latest token, and again on the next page to unlock and add it to your digital wallet. Then you're done!

The Crystal Palace collectible will be available until full-time at around 17:00 BST on Saturday.


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