Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United’s promising young striker, may find his own family divided when it comes to supporting him in the Champions League this season, for a unique and heartwarming reason.
In a blockbuster move during the summer transfer window, Manchester United secured the services of Danish sensation Rasmus Hojlund for a staggering £72 million from Atalanta. Despite spending just a year with the Serie A side, the 20-year-old impressed with 10 goals in 34 appearances, earning him a coveted spot at Old Trafford on a five-year deal.
Hojlund’s potential was on full display during his debut for Manchester United against Arsenal, even though the team suffered a 3-1 defeat. With his early promise, he is poised to become a pivotal figure in the club’s Premier League and Champions League campaigns.
Speaking of the Champions League, Manchester United has been drawn into a group that includes European giants Bayern Munich and Galatasaray, but what stands out for Hojlund is the prospect of facing his former club, Copenhagen. The young striker began his career at Copenhagen before briefly moving to Sturm Graz in January 2022, and eventually landing in Serie A six months later.
Adding a heartwarming twist to the story, Hojlund’s younger brothers, Emil and Oscar, now follow in their sibling’s footsteps by being part of Copenhagen’s roster, although they’ve each made just one appearance for the club.
In a recent conversation with reporters, Hojlund disclosed that his parents are likely to experience a divided sense of loyalty as they navigate the Champions League campaigns of their three sons. “I called my brothers after the draw,” Hojlund shared. “Our parents were a bit divided because they don’t quite know who to stick with, but my brothers and I were like: ‘Come on!’ It was very cool. We are competitive people, and that is also why we are where we are today.”
Before leaving Copenhagen, Hojlund managed to notch five goals for the club. Now, the talented United forward is eagerly anticipating the chance to face his former team on the grand stage of the Champions League. “I’m really looking forward to us meeting each other in the Champions League. Of course, it’s great to meet your former club. It’s my club at home, but it’s not many times you get to meet your brothers in your life. We have to hope that I play, and [my brothers] do too, but just that the opportunity arises, I think it is cool.”
As Rasmus Hojlund embarks on this remarkable journey, football fans around the world eagerly await the heartwarming reunion of the Hojlund siblings on the Champions League stage, a testament to the beautiful bonds football can create within families.
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