Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has spoken about the difficulties he faced in his first few months at the club.

The Dane’s first season in England was very difficult to accurately assess.

He started his Champions League campaign on fire, scoring five goals in six group games, however, he failed to score in domestic competitions until Boxing Day against Aston Villa.

The striker enjoyed a purple patch over the winter and finished the season strongly with two goals in two matches off the bench.

That means he is the club’s top scorer this season with 16 goals and will be hoping to add to his tally in tomorrow’s FA Cup final against Manchester City.

The striker has endured a significant amount of criticism early in his England career, with Gary Neville recently suggesting the player will never be a top striker.

In an interview with Danish magazine Tipsbladet, the striker revealed how difficult those early moments in his debut campaign were, but that he now feels much more comfortable in the English top flight.

“You feel incredible pressure when you’re at Manchester United,” he said. “It took me a while to get into the Premier League, but I think I got there pretty well. I feel like I’ve found my rhythm.”

The 21-year-old went into more detail about his goal drought, saying: “It was a frustrating time leading up to my first Premier League goal because I felt there was a lot of focus on it. But of course, I understand that not scoring a single goal in your first 14 Premier League games is not impressive, but I felt that bad luck was on my side in the league games. Fortunately, it got better.”

The striker would eventually experience a flurry of goals in the Premier League on December 26 when he scored an instinctive first to give the Red Devils the lead against Aston Villa late on.

“When I scored against Aston Villa, I felt like the curse had lifted a bit. It was a good day because I scored my first goal and we beat a really good team.”

The forward also said he was happy with his first year in England overall and was pleased with the progress he had made.

“Personally, this has been a good year for me and I’ve tried a lot of things. I’ve played in the Premier League and the Champions League and that’s something I’ve always dreamed of.”

The Dane will be hoping to cap off a solid first year in England by winning the FA Cup at Wembley for his boyhood side.

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