Manchester United are hoping Rasmus Hojlund may be able to make a surprise debut this weekend.

Rasmus Hojlund‘s debut has been delayed since he was unveiled at the start of August, due to a back injury.

The Danish striker has been working hard on his recovery, however, it was feared he may not be ready to play for the club until September.

Now, there is positive news that could potentially see Hojlund make the squad this weekend.

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The Mail report: “The club hope he will be fit enough for a place on the substitutes’ bench against Nottingham Forest.”

So that’s no guarantee, but it is at least positive there is some optimism. Last week there was not even a hope of him making the squad against Tottenham.

Manchester United have badly lacked a striker in the opening two games of the season, with Anthony Martial a substitute in the last game against Spurs.

Marcus Rashford has failed to impress filling in as a striker, and it is expected he will revert to the left with Martial to start against Forest.

Hojlund could potentially get a few minutes from the bench, which would be positive progress. The following match is away at Arsenal, where he might have a chance of starting if all goes well.

There is not yet an official update from United, and Hojlund has not been pictured in full training yet.

United had a behind closed doors friendly match against Burnley yesterday, but Hojlund was not involved.

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