Hojlund was essentially brought on to do some cardio work. The game was gone.
Rasmus Hojlund apologises
Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund is still bedding in and is still searching for his first domestic goal. It won’t come in the Carabao Cup.
He is new to the disappointment of losing games at Manchester United. After the game he sent a message to supporters.
Hojlund wrote a four-word instagram stories message, which read: “Sorry for today everyone.”
Bless him. He will soon grow tired of making social media apologies.
Hojlund was not to blame
The game was lost before Rasmus Hojlund came on, so this one is not on him. But he is clearly feeling the frustration like the rest of us.
It’s good to have players who care. Some of the others are going through the motions.
United rested Hojlund to give a chance to Anthony martial ut there is nothing to be learned there. Instead this was simply a case of managing the Dane’s fitness long term.