Rasmus Hojlund has revealed what Casemiro said to him following their intense exchange during Manchester United’s game against Arsenal.
Hojlund, who joined the club during the summer for £72 million, made his debut for Man United in their crushing 2-1 defeat at the Emirates on Sunday.
But he made a brilliant impression in his first appearance for the Red Devils, with a compilation of his showing going viral on social media.
Erik ten Hag and Gary Neville praised his outing up front, not to mention Casemiro, who grabbed the star forward by the shirt after he entered the fray.
The 20-year-old said the veteran Brazilian midfielder liked what he saw from him against the Gunners, revealing what he told him during their interaction.
“He just said something in Spanish, ‘vamos’ or something like that,” he said as quoted by @UtdPlug.
“He was happy that I gave the team perhaps a slightly different dynamic than what you get from Martial.
“After all, he hasn’t seen me play before. So he told me he was pleasantly surprised to see me play.”
On his Man United debut, Hojlund added: “It was great to put on the shirt and play my first minutes as a Manchester United player. We almost won, even though we didn’t. But of course I’m happy and proud to have made my debut.
“There has been a lot of interest, but for me Manchester United has always been my priority.”
The Dane’s performance was appreciated by his manager, critics and fans alike – but he doesn’t pay attention to the praise as he remains focused on the task at hand.
“To be honest, I didn’t really pay attention to it,” he continued. “I focused on my return to Denmark. Of course, it’s hard not to see it, but I didn’t put too much energy into it.”
Hojlund could start for Man United when they resume their Premier League campaign against Brighton following his cameo.