Rasmus Hojlund and Marcus Rashford are forming a powerful combination, according to Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, after the forwards both scored in Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League tie with Tottenham Hotspur.
Richarlison canceled out Hojlund’s early strike before Rodrigo Bentancur leveled for Spurs after Rashford had put United back in ahead.
Hojlund has just two league goals this season, while Rashford has four, but the two look to be getting along and were engaged in the build-up to each other’s scores.
“I hope they keep going with this progress,” Ten Hag told reporters. “You can see they’re developing routines, which is exactly what you need.”
“You need it everywhere, but especially on the front lines, where things are tight and decisions must be made quickly.” In a split second, you need to make the proper judgments, thus intuition is essential.
“When your front players aren’t scoring, it affects the entire team.” It makes everyone uneasy, beginning with the front players, who are naturally anxious when they aren’t scoring and play with less confidence.”
United will play either Newport County or Eastleigh in the fourth round of the FA Cup on January 28.