Brazilian midfielder Casemiro says Rasmus Hojlund can become a ‘great player’ for Manchester United.
Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund joined Manchester United for £72m on a five-year deal from Serie A side Atalanta last summer.
The 20-year-old Hojlund scored five goals for Manchester United in the Champions League group stage but had to wait until Boxing Day to score his first Premier League goal.
Man United star Casemiro believes fans should be patient with Hojlund in his first season in English football.
“At the end of the day, he’s just a kid, so we shouldn’t be putting a lot of pressure on him,” the Brazil midfielder said on the club website. “A lot of people think that he should be coming in and scoring 30-odd goals right away.
“He’s still young and this is his first season in the Premier League.”
Former Real Madrid star Casemiro also said Hojlund has the potential to write his name into Manchester United history during his time at the club.
“I was really happy with his attitude,” Casemiro said. “The thing is, it’s really difficult when you come on in such a demanding game, as games against Arsenal are.
“When he entered the fray he contributed a lot, changing our dynamic, so I tried to express to him just how I was feeling.
“He’s definitely playing better in every game and he’s working really hard. Rasmus is a dedicated lad and he’s keen to kick on.
“He’ll be a great player for this club and, with the ambitions he has, he could define an era at Manchester United.”
Hojlund is set to start for Manchester United in Monday’s FA Cup match against Wigan at the DW Stadium.