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Rasmus Højlund joins Manchester United

  • Rasmus Højlund joins Manchester United from Atalanta.
  • He participated in the Madrid Football Cup 2016 with Brondby IF, finishing fifth.

Rasmus Højlund has joined Manchester United on a contract running until June 2028, with the option of a further year, subject to international clearance.

At the age of just 20, the striker has scored 27 goals in 87 club appearances, including 10 in Italy for Atalanta last season. Already a senior international, Højlund has scored six goals in his six appearances for Denmark.

Rasmus Højlund said: “It is no secret that I have been a fan of this great club since I was a small boy, and I dreamed of walking out at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player. “I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to turn that dream into a reality, and I am determined to repay the faith that the club has shown in me. It is still early in my career, but I know that I am ready to make this step up and play with this group of world-class players.

“Rasmus is a truly exceptional talent. He possesses technical and physical attributes which rank him amongst the best players in the world for his age group. Working under Erik ten Hag and his coaches will provide Rasmus with the perfect development platform. Everyone across the club will ensure that he is given the time and all the support required to reach his immense potential. 

“Throughout the summer we have acted quickly and decisively to secure our primary targets early in the transfer window. This will ensure that Erik and his coaches have the best opportunity to prepare the squad to push for further success in the exciting campaign ahead.”

Rasmus Højlund in the Madrid Football Cup

We met Rasmus at the Madrid Football Cup 2016. He participated with Brondby IF, from Denmark. His team shared group with Atlético de Madrid, Krasnodar, JFA (Japan), Irish National Team and CD Leganés. 

Brondby IF had a great participation in the tournament, finishing first in its group with 12 points, losing only one match out of 5 played. In the knockout stage, they beat Sporting Portugal in a penalty shootout and in their last match they beat Real Madrid by the minimum.

We will follow Rasmus very closely in this new stage in the Premier League, we are sure he will have many successes throughout his career.

Congratulations, Rasmus!