'A lot of pressure on Hojlund's shoulders'

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Manchester United have struggled for goals so far this season, scoring just 12 goals in 11 Premier League games.

Denmark international Rasmus Hojlund has been given the tough job of leading Erik ten Hag's front line, but the 20-year-old has failed to find the net in his eight league appearances.

Olympic bronze medallist Sam Oldham has been talking about United's forward options on BBC Radio Manchester's The Devils' Advocate podcast: "It is a lot of pressure for Hojlund. He's the number one striker at Manchester United. Maybe they were hoping that Marcus Rashford was going to play like he did in the second half of last season and they were thinking that would help?

"But I think it is a lot on his [Hojlund's] shoulders. It feels like United fans love the fact he's such a strong athletic player and is very different to the types of forwards that we've got. He gets up in everybody's face. He is there, isn't he, but he's struggling to score.

"The lack of goals is just frightening. It seems like Rashford is massively a confidence player, so if he scores one then he's likely to go on a run but once he has a bit of a drought, that drought can last for quite a long time.

"It is scary that we are just not scoring any goals and are squeezing 1-0 results out in the 91st minute at Fulham. It doesn't give me much confidence."

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