Manchester United formally completed the £64 million signing of Denmark international striker Rasmus Hojlund.

Rasmus Hojlund was unveiled at Old Trafford ahead of Saturday’s 3-1 friendly victory at home to Lens.

It was a great way to welcome the striker, with Raphael Varane and Casemiro welcomed at the stadium in a similar manner in recent seasons.

Hojlund has signed a deal until 2028 which has an option to be extended to 2029.

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Manchester United v RC Lens - Pre-Season Friendly
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New teammates welcome Rasmus Hojlund

Rasmus Hojlund watched on as his new teammates fought back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Old Trafford against Lens.

Speaking to club media, he said: “It is no secret that I have been a fan of this great club since I was a small boy, and I dreamed of walking out at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player.”

The striker sent a message out on Instagram too, which read: “Lets get started👹🔥🔥 So happy to be part of the biggest club In the world! I want to say a huge thank you for the warm welcome at Old Trafford”

He received messages in response from United teammates Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, who expressed their support.

Alejandro Garnacho was another player to reach out, and it will be exciting to see the duo in action together.

However, this will have to wait a little. Hojlund has arrived with a minor injury, The MEN report, and could miss the opening weeks of the season while he recovers.

Benjamin Sesko welcomes Hojlund

Another player to respond to Rasmus Hojlund’s move to Manchester United was Slovenian striker Benjamin Sesko.

Sesko left Hojlund a message with two ‘fire emojis’, wishing him luck on his big step to Manchester United.

It quite easily could have been Benjamin Sesko in Hojlund’s position, after United made an approach to Red Bull Salzburg for his services last summer, looking for a potential striker to build around.

Sky Sports reported how talks were held but the two clubs could not reach a compromise on valuation, with Salzburg going onto agree to sell to their partner club RB Leipzig.

Sesko and Hojlund both played together in Austria, while the Dane was at Sturm Graz.

As he watches Hojlund from afar and wishes him well, we wonder if he’s secretly a little regretful about what might have been, while we also suggest that by waiting, Manchester United have landed a superior player.

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