Rasmus Hojlund, who joined Manchester United from Atalanta in the summer transfer window, admitted that he would
not have joined the Red Devils had it not been for his idol Cristiano Ronaldo playing for the Manchester club.
Rasmus Hojlund joined Manchester United from Atalanta in the summer transfer window for £72 million and
will play for the Red Devils until 2028.READ MORE
There were many factors that influenced his decision to start a new adventure at Old Trafford. However, the 20-year-old admitted in an interview that if Cristiano Ronaldo had not played for United, his future could have been very different.
“Cristiano has always been like my idol growing up. I always thought he was the best football player in the world and I just tried to learn from him. He is the greatest goalscorer ever, probably as well,” he told ‘TeamViewer Diaries’.
“I’ve always looked at him back in the day where he was more of a dribbler and now he’s a proper, proper goalscorer. You know he had proper talent, but he worked hard to be the best ever and I like that about him,” Hojlund added.
Moreover, the Danish striker talked about his team’s current situation and their poor start to the season: “In the modern game of football, we need to do the hard pressing as well from the front line. The game is evolving, and I learned that already in my youth years.