Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen has admitted that Rasmus Hojlund’s move to Manchester United is ‘annoying’.

United simply had to bring in a new striker this summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo had long gone, Anthony Martial just can’t be relied upon, Marcus Rashford is better off out wide and Wout Weghorst certainly wasn’t the answer.

There were like to Harry Kane but United went in a completely different direction by signing a young up-and-comer in Rasmus Hojlund.

The 20-year-old still isn’t all that well-known having spent just one year with Atalanta, scoring nine Serie A goals in 32 games.

Formerly of Copenhagen and Sturm Graz, Hojlund has made a staggering rise and has now landed his dream move to United.

Joachim Andersen reacts to Rasmus Hojlund move

United agreed to pay £64million for Hojlund with add-ons potentially taking the deal all the way up to £72million.

That’s a hefty price tag for somebody who Copenhagen were happy to let go just over 18 months ago.

The fee also means that Hojlund has now become the most expensive Danish player of all time.

Hojlund has surpassed previous Danish transfer record-holder Joachim Andersen, the Crystal Palace centre back.

Andersen is now on international duty with Hojlund as they prepare to take on San Marino and Finland.

Andersen has now joked with Ekstra Bladet that losing the honour of being Denmark’s most expensive player is ‘annoying as hell’.

The defender did add praise for Hojlund, stating that he has ‘done well’ recently and deserved his move to Old Trafford.

“It’s annoying as hell,” said Andersen whilst laughing. “No, it’s great that Rasmus has been given this change. It is also deserved. He has done well. United were short of a striker, so it makes sense that they buy a capable one,” he added.

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Andersen and Hojlund could lock horns twice this month

Andersen and Hojlund are Danish teammates for the international break but will soon be rivals.

United face Palace not once but twice this month, firstly in the Carabao Cup on the 26th of September.

Palace visit Old Trafford yet again just four days later, potentially giving Andersen and Hojlund two battles with each other.

Andersen is an experienced, tough Premier League defender, so this will be a great challenge for Hojlund, who will ultimately want to prove just why he is Denmark’s most expensive player.

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