- Rasmus Hojlund has had problems serving in front of the Manchester United goal
- However, the Danish international has recently scored five in his last five games.
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Manchester United star Rasmus Hojlund has finally started to find his form in front of goal and after looking at the stats it is clear why.
The Denmark international endured a difficult initial spell in Manchester following his £72million move from Atalanta in the summer.
Despite finding the back of the net in Europe, Hojlund went months without scoring in the league for United, until finally scoring against Aston Villa in December.
Mail Sport’s Chris Sutton had previously claimed that the Danish striker was suffering from a lack of service at United, something that may since change in recent months.
Here, with the help of SofaScore, Mail Sport takes a look at how the Danish international has managed to turn his scoring fortunes around.
Manchester United star Rasmus Hojlund has finally started to find his form in front of goal.
After scoring against Aston Villa, the striker added five goals in five games in the League
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It will be no secret that one of Hojlund’s main problems was the lack of service he received from his Manchester United teammates.
Ahead of the Christmas period, thanks to our friends at StatsPerform, we can see that the Danish star received 14.8 passes every 90 minutes from those around him.
However, since December 25, we can see that the 21-year-old has received more passes during a match than before.
Hojlund now, on average, receives the ball 15.9 times per game from his Red Devils teammates, having received 78 passes in 442 minutes of football.
Although this is an increase on his previous numbers, the Danish striker is still among the bottom five forwards in terms of passes received per 90.
Despite receiving the ball more often, there is little difference in which half of the field Hojlund picks up the ball, which is understandable given that he is a striker.
The Dane has received 40 passes in the opposite half since Christmas (an average of 8.1 times per game). His average before the Christmas holidays was 8.2.
Hojlund had previously struggled on serve, but now appears to be receiving the ball inside the penalty area more consistently.
The statistics show that since Christmas Hojlund receives the ball much more inside the area.
Despite the previous statistics, the most important one to understand the change in Hojlund’s scoring form is the one that analyzes their passes received inside the area.
Before Christmas, Hojlund received the ball only three times inside the penalty area, an average of 0.3 times per game.
However, in recent months, Hojlund now receives the ball inside the box 1.2 times per game, which has helped him regain his form.
His latest impressive performance came during United’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, where he opened the scoring with a fine finish.