Rasmus Hojlund moves past Cristiano Ronaldo with heroics vs Wolves | Football

Rasmus Hojlund is enjoying a purple patch under Erik ten Hag (Picture: Getty)

Rasmus Hojlund has moved past Cristiano Ronaldo to become the youngest Manchester United player to provide a goal and assist in back-to-back Premier League games.

Hojlund was once again on fire during United’s clash at Wolves on Thursday night, setting up Marcus Rashford’s opener before slotting home himself on 22 minutes.

The 20-year-old’s passing accuracy was 100 per cent perfect in the first half as he also won three of four ground duels and produced two key passes in 45 minutes.

He has now provided both a goal and assist in two successive top-flight games following his heroics against Tottenham in January.

Hojlund has become the youngest United player to do that at the age of 20 years and 362 days – with the previous record held by United legend Ronaldo at 21 – who achieved that feat back in 2007.

The Denmark international striker moved to Old Trafford in a deal worth £72m this summer but it took him 15 games to register his first Premier League goal.

He appears to have turned a corner, though, and is now enjoying a purple patch under Erik ten Hag.

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Rasmus Hojlund moved to Old Trafford in a £72m deal this summer (Picture: Getty)

‘Hojlund is so brave,’ Paul Robinson said as the former England star watched United go 2-0 up at Molineux on BBC Radio 5 Live.

‘Hojlund has thrown himself at it and got something on it [to score].’

Commenting on Hojlund’s assist for Rashford, Robinson added: ‘[He] holds the ball up in a dangerous area and is so selfless. He plays such a vital role.’

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