Several Manchester United players are reluctant to pass to 21-year-old star

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match in the Champions League.

Manchester United star Rasmus Hojlund may not be receiving the kind of support from his teammates that he deserves Reuters/Lee Smith

Rasmus Hojlund’s Manchester United teammates may not all be on board when it comes to passing to the forward during attacking runs.

While a lot can be said of Manchester United’s leaky defense, it is clear that the fault lies squarely in the club’s inability to score plenty of goals in quick succession and with consistency across game weeks.

The fact that the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay top the side’s goalscoring charts for the season speaks volumes regarding the same.

There was, however, plenty of hope on show when Hojlund briefly aped his Champions League form in the Premier League and was on a promising run of scoring goals across consecutive games.

However, injury broke that streak and the promising forward simply hasn’t been able to retain that flair in the past few games.

Manchester United teammates reluctant to support Rasmus Hojlund

If MEN is to be believed, the issue is seemingly not that of the player. As per the report, Hojlund’s teammates are “reluctant” to pass the ball to him as some of them are unsure about the striker’s ability in front of goal.

The report reads, “a United squad member told a confidant that certain players are seeking alternative solutions in the final third due to Hojlund’s lean spell in front of goal.”

This is quite shocking and speaks volumes about the former Atalanta striker’s fortunes as his numbers have dwindled primarily because his peers don’t feed him promising balls on a regular basis.

Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund after his goal against Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United forward Rasmus Hojlund has only managed one goal in his last eight league appearances REUTERS/Carl Recine

Moreover, it is understood that this lack of credibility in the final third has indirectly led to the Red Devils being so poor in front of goal.

Whether the squad likes it or not, the 21-year-old has made his mark on the supporters and is likely to stay.

However, many of the players who have purportedly voiced this opposition may not be as lucky and might already find themselves on the transfer list for the much-expected summer clear-out.