Manchester United striker Rasmus Hoirun is taking on the role of a troubleshooter. He became the youngest player to score five consecutive league games in 26 years.
In the 24th round of the 2023-24 Premier League at Villa Park in Birmingham, England on the 12th (Korea time), United won 2-1 with goals from Hoirun and Scott McTominay. With three points, United remained in sixth place with 13 wins, two draws and nine losses and 41 points. Villa remained in fifth place with 14 wins, four draws and six losses with 46 points.
Hoi-Lun, who recently scored in four consecutive league matches, also scored in this match, increasing his scoring record to five consecutive games. United, which allowed Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz to score an equalizer, were able to secure a valuable victory in the away game when McTominay scored the final goal at the end of the game.
Hoi-Lun, who started the game as a front-line one-top striker in the 4-2-3-1 formation, scored the first goal when Harry Maguire’s header fell in front of his feet during a corner kick in the 17th minute of the first half. With the goal, Hoi-Lun scored in all five of his recent league matches.
At the same time, he became the youngest player to score a goal in five consecutive league matches in 26 years. According to Opta, a soccer statistics firm, French striker Nicolas Anelka scored a goal in five consecutive matches for Arsenal in November 1998. Anelka was 19 years and 239 days old. At the age of 21 years and seven days, Hueirun became the first young player to score goals in five consecutive league matches in 26 years.
Hoi-lun has been on fire in his scoring capacity lately. As he moved to Manchester United for a transfer fee of 85 million pounds from Italian Serie A club Atalanta in this season, expectations were high. However, he failed to score a single goal in the league until December, earning him the nickname “Eat and Run.”
Manchester United’s scoring ability also fell significantly as the striker who should be responsible for scoring was sluggish. One of the reasons why Manchester United fell into a slump at the beginning of the season was the lack of scoring power per game 꽁머니사이트.
Hoi-lun made his debut goal in the Premier League in late December. Back then, he was also against Villa. At the 37th minute of the second half when Bruno Fernandes’ corner kick hit the defense at 2-2 at home in the 19th round, Hoi-lun connected with a left-footed non-stop shot to score the first and final goal of the match. Hoi-lun roared with tears of joy.
Hoi-Lun, who missed the match against Nottingham Forest, scored the first goal in the third minute of the first half of the match against Tottenham Hotspur on April 15. When Marcus Rashford dribbled into the box, Tottenham’s defense turned to Rashford. Instead of shooting, Rashford passed the ball to Hoi-Lun, who was penetrating behind the defense, and Hoi-Lun put it in the upper left corner of the goal with his left foot. It was his second consecutive goal in the league.
In the away game at Wolverhampton, he scored three consecutive goals. He scored an additional goal in the 22nd minute of the first half when the team was leading 1-0, and Manchester United won 4-3. Hoi-loon’s goal served as the foundation for his team’s victory.
In the previous round, he scored against West Ham and scored for the fourth consecutive game. He also set a new record within his team. “Hoeirun set a new record that Ronaldo did not achieve. He was the youngest Manchester United player to score goals in four consecutive Premier League matches,” the British Tribune said. “Even Ronaldo, one of Manchester United’s most legendary players, failed to set this record at age 21.”
He also scored another goal in the match against Villa, setting a Premier League record. He became the youngest player to have scored in five league matches since Anelka’s debut. Hoi-lun, who was criticized for his extreme goal scoring ability in the early days of this season, has been gradually gaining ground, arousing fans’ expectations.