Despite Rasmus Hojlund’s impressive start at Manchester United, Atalanta CEO Luca Percassi remains content with the sale of the striker, emphasizing the rationale behind the decision.
In Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Galatasaray, Manchester United’s summer signing for £64 million showcased his composure and ruthless finishing ability, scoring two goals and narrowly missing out on a third due to an offside call. United legend Paul Scholes even drew comparisons between Hojlund and Ruud van Nistelrooy, highlighting the Dane’s enthusiasm and clinical nature.
However, Percassi, in a conversation with DAZN, asserts that Atalanta made the right choice in allowing Hojlund to fulfill his dream move to Old Trafford. He expresses satisfaction with the outcome of their work with Hojlund, emphasizing that the decision was made to satisfy the player’s aspirations.
Percassi points out that the £64 million generated from Hojlund’s transfer enabled Atalanta to retain the services of star midfielder Teun Koopmeiners for at least another season. This decision aligns with the club’s commitment to building the team around Koopmeiners, who embodies the Atalanta spirit and possesses exceptional skills.
With Hojlund already making a significant impact at Manchester United, there is hope that he can become a symbol of the Ten Hag era for the club. After just two Champions League matchdays, Hojlund leads the scoring charts with three goals, despite United awaiting their first group-stage point.