Rasmus Hojlund’s alarming injury development cannot be good for Manchester United. Rasmus Hojlund, who had just recently been presented to the Old Trafford faithful, was undoubtedly surprised to learn that he wouldn’t be available for a few weeks.
It is believed that a minor injury sustained while playing for Atalanta was the culprit, and United were fully aware of this when completing the physical to sign the 20-year-old.
However, something more serious has emerged, casting suspicion on the club’s decision-making process.
According to the Daily Mail, as part of the medical process, Hojlund had to endure an MRI scan, which revealed a stress response hotspot in his back.
That’s believed to be the start of stress fractures in younger players, and if not treated quickly and properly, it could see that the Dane misses months rather than weeks of the 2023/24 campaign.
The question surely has to be asked whether United were that desperate for a striker, they were willing to buy one that definitely can’t play in the first few games and, most likely, will have to miss a few more because of this latest news.
It’s an unfortunate development for both the club and the player himself, who will surely be wanting to get started as soon as possible at his new club.
All United and Erik ten Hag can hope for at this point is that the treatment for the injury calms it down and that Hojlund is well enough to play for the club sooner rather than later.