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Rasmus Hojlund ‘happiest man alive proper now’ after first Premier League objective for Man United

Rasmus Hojlund claimed to be the “happiest man alive” after breaking his Premier League duck to earn Manchester United a beautiful 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa.

Underneath-fire striker Hojlund, who value an preliminary £64m from Atalanta in the summertime, grabbed the 82nd-minute winner on his fifteenth top-flight look.

Villa had been heading in the right direction to maneuver stage on factors with Liverpool on the prime of the desk following first-half finishes from John McGinn and Leander Dendoncker earlier than Alejandro Garnacho’s double introduced the hosts stage.

Hojlund’s decisive strike, which adopted 5 targets within the Champions League, additional eased the stress on supervisor Erik ten Hag as United celebrated victory of their first match since Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s funding within the membership was confirmed.

“It’s been some time however I’m pleased,” the 20-year-old Denmark worldwide advised Amazon Prime.

“I’m the happiest man alive proper now – you possibly can see within the celebrations as effectively. We imagine till the tip and we confirmed a whole lot of character once more right this moment.”

United had failed to attain of their earlier 4 matches in all competitions and seemed set to see their winless run stretch to 5 matches earlier than the dramatic turnaround.

Hojlund hopes to extend his tally within the league after ending his prolonged wait to hit the web.

“I’ve scored a pair within the Champions League however in fact it’s been some time within the Premier League,” he mentioned.

“I’m pleased to get the primary one and now hopefully I can hold going.”

The Stretford Finish sang the names of each of United’s objective scorers within the closing phases of the match and at full-time.

Argentina ahead Garnacho, who additionally had a objective disallowed for offside, believes the efficiency has answered a number of the critics.

“I’m very pleased – pleased for Rasmus additionally,” mentioned the 19-year-old. “Too many individuals speak in regards to the strikers in Manchester United, (saying) we by no means rating targets.

“It’s top-of-the-line days of my life.”

United rose to sixth place courtesy of the win, whereas Villa stay third after blowing a serious alternative.

Supervisor Ten Hag mentioned: “I’m so pleased that the strikers scored – that’s what we would have liked.

“I do know we’re able to it, they’re good at ending.

“(Marcus) Rashford, Garnacho and Hojlund, they’re all good finishers and we have now extra. Additionally, they’ve to point out it each recreation.”

The Dutchman added: “I mentioned earlier than the sport, we’re aggressive with Arsenal, we’re aggressive with Liverpool. If we play our greatest, we will beat anybody, so imagine in that.

“Even while you’re 2-0 down it doesn’t matter; hold going, present the character and right this moment I believe we confirmed it.

“We’ve got the personalities to do it and right this moment was an excellent crew efficiency.”

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