Jamie Carragher believes Ten Hag signing made mistake joining Manchester United

Jamie Carragher before the match between Liverpool and Manchester United

Rasmus Hojlund would have been better off not signing for Manchester United, according to Jamie Carragher REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Rasmus Hojlund may have had a better shot at jumpstarting his career away from Manchester United.

It is clear that Manchester United have a very concerning scoring issue this campaign. Their goal difference in the Premier League is frankly laughable and has more to do with the frontline being toothless rather than any real issue with Andre Onana and company.

In this respect, the New Year brought some hope with the renaissance in form for Rasmus Hojlund who finally started behaving in the League how he was steadfast during the group stages of the Champions League.

The starlet whose acquisition was expected to ease the side’s goalscoring woes has quickly developed into a beacon of much hope for the outfit and their future expectations. However, according to one pundit, the player made a wrong choice.

Jamie Carragher shares his thoughts on Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund

Speaking on the Stick to Football (via MEN) podcast, Jamie Carragher did not mince words when talking about Hojlund’s prospects, stating:

“I feel a bit sorry for Hojlund, he’s a young lad, the jump he has made is probably a bit too much for him to start with.”

The former Liverpool player went on to add quite definitively: “He should have gone somewhere else for two years then to United maybe. I just feel sorry for him.”

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While this is certainly a tempting counterfactual given the circumstances surrounding the club’s current form, it cannot be denied that a destination like Old Trafford is the perfect chomping ground for a player like Hojlund to make a name for himself.

Moreover, alongside Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho, Hojlund is clearly a player touted for much future greatness. What matters now is how Ten Hag or United’s next manager is able to make the best use of the forward’s clinical finishing.