Rasmus Hojlund made his Manchester United debut over the weekend, and already he has gained a fan in a former Old Trafford player.

Rasmus Hojlund joined came off the bench against Arsenal in the 67th minute for his United debut.

Taking the place of an un-favoured Anthony Martial, Hojlund instantly made an impact and left a lasting impression in Gabriel Maghalaes’ mind.

The big Dane bullied Arsenal’s experienced centre-back off the ball and should have had a stonewall penalty given.

His physicality and running, combined with his link-up play that helped set Alejandro Garnacho through for the controversial offside goal, shows already why he was signed.

At £64million, expectations were high, but he already has made people forget the fee, due to how dangerous he looked on the pitch.

One man particularly impressed by what he has seen was former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves.

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Hargreaves excited by Hojlund display

Hargreaves was speaking on The Kelly and Wrighty show, where he defended the summer spending at Old Trafford.

He insisted the money had been used on some “good players”, before he singled out the Danish striker for praise.

He said: “I actually think Hojlund came on and he looked the real deal, he had a physical presence.”

This before he concluded by saying “I am excited to see Hojlund, he gives us something different.”

When will he manage to start

Following his arrival at Old Trafford, Hojlund was instantly added to the injury list, with a back problem.

However now recovered, it would be shocking if Erik ten Hag doesn’t start him in two weeks against Brighton.

Already he looks miles clear of Martial and offers so much more threat.

Evan Ferguson will be starting at the other end, in what is a colossus battle between two of the leagues lest young strikers.

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