Pundit Graeme Souness is nowhere near convinced that one of Erik ten Hag’s summer signings will come off – stating that is a ‘hell of a gamble’.
United spent a lot of cash this summer. Altogether, the Red Devils spent a grand total of £183.5 million. It was necessary, with Ten Hag needing to strengthen in certain positions.
However, after a shaky start to the 23/24 campaign, it’s being speculated as to whether United spent their cash wisely.
Someone who certainly didn’t think so was Graeme Souness – who in particular has doubts about Rasmus Hojlund.
Graeme Souness uncertain about Rasmus Hojlund
The Sky Sports pundit had an exclusive interview with The Express where he spoke about the acquisition of the Danish forward.
“I don’t think Manchester United are going to be any better than they were last season.,” Souness began.
“They’ve spent £72m on a young centre-forward in Rasmus Hojlund, who has not got a great goalscoring record.
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“He played 34 games for Atalanta and only hit the back of the net 10 times. Now he’s come to a league where it’s really tough to get goals.
“I might be wrong but that’s one hell of a gamble for somebody that doesn’t have a proven track record.”
Hojlund to prove Souness wrong
We think this is a wild statement from Souness. Hojlund is one of the biggest emerging striking talents in world football and he has no reason to be judged so quickly after having one brief cameo for the Red Devils against Arsenal.
He’s also scoring for fun at international level. He has six goals so far in Euro 2024 qualifying, which put him joining top with Romelu Lukaku and fellow United ace – Scott McTominay.
He was also recently nominated for the Kopa trophy – for the best young talent in Europe.
He has so much going for him at such a young age. We’re mega excited to see what the future holds for him.