Man Utd: Paul Parker says it would be ‘s***’ to play with two stars | Football

Paul Parker has expressed sympathy for Rasmus Hojlund (Picture: Getty)

Paul Parker feels bad for Manchester United star Rasmus Hojlund because ‘it must be ‘s***’ for him to play alongside two of his teammates.

The Denmark international striker move to Old Trafford in a £72m deal this summer and it took him 1026 minutes to score his first Premier League goal.

That came on Boxing Day in a 3-2 win over Aston Villa and in his next top-flight appearance, Hojlund produced a goal and assist in a 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

While Hojlund appears to have turned a corner after a slow start, Parker is concerned about the 20-year-old due to the quality of the players around him.

‘Honestly, it must be s*** to be Rasmus Hojlund and play with those teammates,’ former United defender Parker told Tipsbladet.

‘No strikers want to play alongside Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho.

“I’ve seen that Roy Keane has said that Hojlund hasn’t shown enough desire to score goals, but it must also be difficult when you never get the ball.

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Rasmus Hojlund produced a goal and assist in his last match (Picture: Getty)

‘However, I can see where Keane is coming from because Hojlund sometimes doesn’t make the runs into the box, which is a weakness. He needs to improve on that.

‘On the other hand, all Manchester United fans understand him. Why should he exert energy on it when he won’t get the ball anyway?

‘I’ve said it before, but he needs to be more selfish. He should demand to get the ball every time.’


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