Brentford manager Thomas Frank, hailing from Denmark, has acknowledged the rise of Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund and is now strategizing how to contain him in their upcoming match.
Frank expressed his delight in witnessing the progress of the Danish star, particularly noting his impressive performance in the recent Champions League fixture.
As Brentford prepares to face Manchester United at Old Trafford this Saturday, Frank’s enthusiasm about Hojlund’s development has turned into a challenge, recognizing the need for his 14th-ranked team to find a way to stop the Manchester United forward.
With Brentford having only secured one win in seven games this season and Manchester United not faring much better, holding only a two-point advantage, Frank has identified Rasmus Hojlund as a significant threat in their upcoming clash.
Frank remarked, “He’s scoring goals. I know he’s not playing for Brentford, but I’m Danish, and I’m happy that a Danish player is emerging and performing well.” He specifically praised Hojlund’s impressive display against Galatasaray, where he netted two excellent goals and appeared to be in top form.
However, Frank hopes to stifle Hojlund’s impact on Saturday and outlined his strategy, suggesting that Brentford will adopt a more defensive approach. He emphasized the importance of limiting Hojlund’s space to run into, acknowledging the striker’s speed and well-timed runs. Frank also highlighted the need to anticipate and intercept passes directed to Hojlund as a key defensive focus.
Rasmus Hojlund, despite scoring three goals in two Champions League matches, is still seeking his first Premier League goal. After his standout performance against Galatasaray, he enters the game with confidence and a strong desire to break his Premier League scoring drought.
Manchester United should heed Thomas Frank’s comments and devise strategies to get Hojlund into dangerous positions that Brentford may not be prepared for.