Manchester United striker Rasmus Hoyloun (21) has surely made a comeback. He has already scored five goals in a row.
Hoylun started the match against Aston Villa in the 24th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at 1:30 a.m. on the 12th at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, and led the victory with one goal in 90 minutes.
Hoylun gave United the lead just 17 minutes into the first half. Harry Maguire headed Bruno Fernandes’ corner and Hoylun, who was rushing, scored with his left foot. Hoylun scored neatly, aiming exactly between the goalkeeper’s crotch.
Villa balanced the match in the 22nd minute. United cleared the ball to the side after Andre Onana’s super save from a corner, but it turned to Leon Bailey. Bailey passed to Douglas Luiz with his left foot, who calmly finished and equalized.
United scored a theatrical goal in the 41st minute of the second half. On the right-hand side, 18-year-old midfielder Kobe Mainou dribbled through the defender before connecting to Diogo D’Alo. D’Alo did not hesitate to cross in a non-stop manner, and substitute Scott McTominay scored a header into the net.
In the end, Manchester United won 2-1 and secured three points. Manchester United has been on the rise recently. It won all three games held in February, and continued its four-game winning streak including the FA Cup. Its ranking also jumped to sixth place, trailing Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place by six points.
The reason why Manchester United is doing so well is because of the strikers. The strikers’ recent performances are scary. Alejandro Garnacho and Marcus Rashford all survived, especially striker Hoylun scored consecutive goals and became the team’s troubleshooter.
Ahead of the upcoming season, Hoylun joined Manchester United with 71 million pounds (119.7 billion won). Since joining the club, Hoylun has displayed stellar performance in the Champions League. He scored a goal from the first group match between Bayern Munich and UEFA Champions League, before scoring a whopping five goals in six matches.
However, the team struggled in the English Premier League. It failed to score a single goal through the 18th round. When Hoylun did not score, Manchester United crashed. It fell to ninth place in the Premier League. Until the 18th round, Manchester United had only 18 goals and displayed poor offensive performance. 바다이야기
Fortunately, Hoylun scored his Premier League debut goal. He scored with a left-footed volley with eight minutes left in the 19th round match against Aston Villa in December last year. He missed the match against Nottingham Forest due to illness, but he has scored in all five of his recent matches.
Hoyloun became the youngest player to score in five consecutive United matches with a goal against Villa. He also became the second youngest player in the entire Premier League to score a goal in five consecutive matches. Nicolas Anelka is the only player younger than Hoyloun.
He recently opened his eyes to assists. Hoyloun helped Rashford score a goal in a 21st round match against Tottenham and also gave assist to Rashford in a 22nd round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has made a solid comeback by scoring five goals and two assists in the recent five games.
Hoyloon’s resurgence has given Manchester United more energy in the remaining games. Hoyloon’s overall season record is 11 goals and 2 assists in 29 games. It has been quite a long time since a Manchester United striker accumulated double-digit points for the season. Manager Erik ten Hag’s face is smiling.