Gullit does not believe the Manchester United players are “looking” for Rasmus Hojlund enough as the 20-year-old’s wait for a Premier League goal continues. Hojlund has failed to find the net in six top-flight matches since joining United from Atalanta in the summer, drawing another blank in their 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Saturday.
It was another frustrating outing for Hojlund, who managed just two shots before being substituted for Anthony Martial with the scores level. His best chance came just before half-time as he made some space on the edge of the box but saw his effort saved.
After the match, Gullit delivered his verdict on Hojlund’s form. “I still think you have to get your striker on the scoresheet,” he said. “If he gets on the scoresheet he gets confidence, then also the rest are looking for him all the time. They don’t look for him as much. And he’s in areas where you can have a look at him.”
Gullit believes United players are too eager to score themselves rather than pick out Hojlund. “You see too many players too eager to score themselves, they’re coming inside, they want to hit the target all the time,” he said.
Despite not finding the net in the Premier League, Hojlund has scored three times in two Champions League games. He is set to continue leading the line when United face Copenhagen on Tuesday. Manager Erik ten Hag said he is managing Hojlund’s minutes after an injury layoff.