After watching Rasmus Höyelun play, a growing number of Manchester United fans are claiming that signing a striker is essential.

“Højlund pleaded ‘guilty’ after his country’s elimination from the UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2024) and confirmed the Red Devils’ reality,” the UK’s Sports Bible reported on Tuesday.

With Højlund up front, Denmark lost 0-2 to Julian Nagelsmann’s Germany at BVB Stadion Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, in the round of 16 at Euro 2024 on Sunday.

After a 0-0 first half, the Danes conceded back-to-back goals from Kai Havertz and Jamal Musalla in the second half, with Højlund, who started up front, missing a crucial chance to send the Danes packing without a quarterfinal berth.

According to soccer stats outlet Footmob, Hoi Lun played 81 minutes and had four shots, two on target. He had one ‘big chance miss’. In a one-on-one situation with German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer at the end of the first half with the score tied at 0-0, he attempted a chip shot over the top, but the ball got caught by Neuer. It was a heartbreaking moment as it would have given Denmark the lead.

After his elimination was confirmed, Hui Lun posted a lengthy apology on his social media accounts.

“I honestly didn’t know what to expect from my first Euro,” he said. Playing for Denmark during the tournament has always been one of the most important things for me as a Danish person. Playing for Denmark was indescribable, I was so eager, I wanted to make my country proud”. “I was so eager, I wanted to make my country proud. It’s complicated because I was also proud,” she said.

In response, SportsBible analyzed the guilt of Hoi Loon as a reality check for United.

“His struggles and guilt have given United a reality check and reaffirmed their plans to sign a new striker this summer,” the publication said. “When he first arrived at United, he was a diamond in the rough, and that hasn’t changed after scoring 16 goals in his debut season,” it added, emphasizing that United need another striker besides Hoyle.

The Danish striker joined United from Italian side Atalanta ahead of the start of the season last summer. The transfer fee was a whopping £85 million, which is a lot of money to pay for a striker who has just turned 20.

As such, United had high hopes for him. However, Hoilearn did not live up to expectations. Despite being a frontline striker, he didn’t score a single goal in the league until last December.

In the UEFA Champions League, he was in decent form, scoring five goals in all six group stage games. However, he remained silent in the league, and United also suffered from a lack of goals, finishing the first half of the campaign with the worst record.

However, in the second half of the season, he played so well that his early season struggles were forgotten. He scored his first league goal in late December in a round 19 home game against Aston Villa. With the score tied at 2-2, Höyelun was left in tears of joy when he scored his Premier League debut with a come-from-behind winner.

Against Tottenham Hotspur, he scored a goal in the third minute of the first half to make it two in a row. He followed that up with a goal against Wolverhampton to extend his goal scoring streak to three games, and then scored again against West Ham to extend his league goal streak to four games.

He added another goal in the second game of the season against Villa to extend his goal-scoring streak to five games, becoming the youngest player in 26 years to score in five consecutive league games.

Against Luton Town, he scored his first league multi-goal 토토 먹튀검증 game since joining United in a 2-1 win. At the same time, he became the youngest player to score in six consecutive league games, surpassing Elling Holland.

His form slowed down a bit after that, but he finished the season with 16 goals and two assists in 43 appearances, including 10 goals in 30 league games and five in the Champions League.

Not bad for a first season, but his lackluster performance at the Euros was a reminder of United’s current situation. He’s the only professional central striker they currently have.

“The Euro failure made it clear that he still has a lot to learn and would benefit from having an attacking partner to take some of the pressure off him,” says SportsBible, emphasizing that he is not yet capable of leading an attack on his own.

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