Rio Ferdinand reveals Rasmus Hojlund’s biggest problem at Manchester United

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Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund is yet to score a Premier League goal since signing for Manchester United.

Hojlund had a frustrating afternoon at Craven Cottage on Saturday, as he looked uneventful against Fulham.

Rasmus was eventually subbed off in the second-half, and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, has said he can’t blame the summer signing.

According to Rio Ferdinand, the striker’s teammates aren’t playing to his strengths.

Speaking on TNT Sports, the former United defender said: “I wish we’d had a bit more time with Erik ten Hag [to discuss Hojlund] because he’s invested in a player we’re not seeing the best of.

“His best attributes are not being seen because the team aren’t playing to his strengths.

“He [Ten Hag] said in his press conferences we want to play a bit more direct with players like Hojlund and Rashford who can play on the counter. Too many times they get wide and the quality is nowhere near good enough.

“Antony doesn’t want to cross it, his first instinct is to see what he can do for himself. Marcus is more of a striker who wants to get on the end of things and see if he can finish.

“When he’s making his movements the ball is being delayed and isn’t coming into the areas. He made one fantastic run in the first half and he was screaming for the ball and it ended up being a bad cross from Garnacho.

“The sooner they get the ball in the box for this guy, he makes good enough runs. Play to his strengths.

“He’s not old enough to grab a few people and say get the ball into me guys. He’s not go that and I wouldn’t expect that yet. Ruud van Nistelrooy, you didn’t cross the ball for him and I see players resorted to tears because of his demands.”