Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund is relishing playing in his first friendly against Manchester City and has revealed his choice of his all-time favorite goal in the game.
The Red Devils host Cityzens in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, looking to secure a fourth straight win in all competitions.
Erik ten Hag’s side sealed their third win of the competition on Tuesday night with a narrow 1-0 victory over Danish side Kobenhavn on matchday three of the Champions League group stage, picking up their first European points of the season after two previous defeats in Europe. .
After completing 86 minutes against his former club, Hojlund fielded questions from reporters after the match and was asked about the possibility of scoring his first Premier League goal against City at the weekend.
“It would be a great experience, so I’m looking forward to it. It’s always special to play a rival and if we win the game we can get closer to the top, so that would be nice,” he said.
“I play for my youth club. I’ve always supported Manchester United, so I live my dream every day. I try to show personality and I want to give 110% every time I play a football match, so maybe that’s why. them show me a special relationship.
“I’ve tried my best every time I play, and I still need to find the rhythm. We’ve been struggling a bit but we’re getting it now. We’ve won three in a row, so that’s very positive. . “
Hojlund has three Champions League goals this season but none in the Premier League / George Wood/GettyImages
Since joining United, Hojlund has been compared to City’s Erling Haaland due to his similar build, style and Scandinavian heritage, but he brushed off such comparisons once again.
“As I’ve said many times, I don’t want to be compared to him,” the 20-year-old continued. “He’s amazing and probably the best striker in the world right now. We can keep it down for now, but I hope I can improve and then we’ll see what I can do.”
Hojlund is set to make history and start building his legacy at Old Trafford by beating City on Sunday. The Danish striker was also asked what was his favorite memory from the Manchester clash.
“Wayne Rooney’s bicycle kick, of course! Everyone remembers that, don’t they?” Hojlund responded ecstatically, recalling the former United star’s famous strike in 2011.
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