Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has backed the United board’s decision to sign Rasmus Hojlund over Brighton’s Evan Ferguson.
Speaking to Paddy Power, Louis Saha said: “Rasmus Hojlund was the right target for Manchester United over Evan Ferguson. Both players are tremendous with potential but whenever you make a decision, there needs to be no regrets.
“Ferguson scored a hat-trick [against Newcastle], and Hojlund played in his debut [against Arsenal], it doesn’t make sense to make those comparisons because they have two different careers. Ferguson is doing well and it’s great for Brighton.
“But for now it’s about Man United and the players they have available. Hojlund came on and he did very well, his strength and power showed, and this will be good for Man United as other than him there are no real target men at the club.
“He can occupy the two defenders and maybe even free up space because of his speed and strength. It will be very interesting to see how he can adapt physically after a few games, but I’m sure that it is the right choice for Man United.”
Despite having both players as transfer targets during the summer, Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag opted to sign the Denmark international, deeming 18-year-old Ferguson too young to make the move to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, United host Brighton in this weekend’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford, and it is left to be seen which striker will come out on top.