Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has been praised for his “outrageous” chest shot that put the visitors two goals up at Luton Town.
The Dane had calmly put Man United ahead after just 36 seconds following a mistake by the home side, but the second was a controlled play to direct Alejandro Garnacho’s ball into the back of the net with his chest.
Commenting on Sky Sports, Gary Neville said the Dane had done “very well” to control the ball so instinctively into the back of the net.
And he added: “The second goal was yet to come. Since their first goal, United have not let up.
‘That’s not a lucky detour, I think he deliberately turns his chest there.
Rasmus Hojlund hailed for ‘outrageous’ goal scored with his chest against Luton Town
The Manchester United striker was in the right place to send Alejandro Garnacho’s ball home
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‘That’s a really difficult skill to achieve. “It’s raw, unpolished, but it’s a fantastic goal from Hojlund.”
Fans on social media were also quick to praise the “scandalous” finish, which came after just seven minutes.
One wrote on X (formerly Twitter): ‘Rasmus Hojlund just scored with his chest. This guy is not normal.”
Another noted: “It was really shocking that Hojlund reacted so quickly and threw the ball towards the goal and in. Manchester United were advancing.”
“That is a ridiculous and completely intentional shot by Rasmus Hojlund. That’s some elite stuff!’ wrote a third X user, while another simply said: “Hojlund, that’s ridiculous, forward instinct bows.”
Fans on X (formerly Twitter) were quick to praise Hojlund’s “ridiculous” move and quick instincts.
While Hojlund’s brace had given the visitors comfortable control in the opening ten minutes, Luton’s Carlton Morris was able to score a header in the 14th minute to reduce the deficit.
Hojlund’s early goal made him the youngest player to score in six consecutive Premier League games, 14 days after his 21st birthday.
He overcome Joe WillockThe previous record of 21 years and 272 days was achieved by rounding the goalkeeper and scoring after an error by Amari’i Bell.
Hojlund began his scoring streak on Boxing Day, scoring the winning goal as the Red Devils beat Aston Villa 3-2 at Old Trafford.
He also found the back of the net against Tottenham, Wolves and West Ham before scoring.The Red Devils won 1-0 in their 2-1 victory over Aston Villa last week.
Hojlund became the youngest player to score in six consecutive Premier League games
Harry Styles watched from the stands as Manchester United took on Luton on Sunday.
Sunday’s game at Kenilworth Road was attended by pop star Harry Styles, who was seen wearing the Manchester United shirt during his time with One Direction.
Styles, who also shares an unlikely friendship with Rio Ferdinand, met the Sky Sports team on the porch before kick-off.
The 30-year-old also enjoyed a game with Man United legend David Beckham and his son Brooklyn in 2015.