The 20-year-old striker recently joined United from Austrian side Sturm Graz for a reported £17million fee. Hjulmand visited United’s Carrington training base to watch Hojlund train and was impressed with what he saw.
“I’ve been in Manchester to watch Rasmus train and he’s in full gear, so he’ll probably be in the squad for the weekend,” Hjulmand told reporters.
However, the Denmark boss did note that Hojlund’s inclusion would depend on how he trains this week. “There is of course a caveat, and he must show that he is ready this week,” Hjulmand said.
With two wins from three Premier League games so far, United will be hoping to continue their strong start against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Hojlund’s potential debut could provide Erik ten Hag with another attacking option.
Hjulmand also revealed he has had discussions with United over managing Hojlund’s minutes during the upcoming international break in September. Denmark face San Marino and Finland in Euro 2024 qualifiers.
“I have been in Manchester and have some clear agreements with the club,” Hjulmand said. “He should preferably get some minutes so that we can see that he’s there.”