Rasmus Hojlund opened the score in Manchester United’s visit to Aston Villa on Sunday after 16 minutes of play. The 21 year old Dane has now scored in five straight Premier League matches, after starting the season with a poor run of no goals in his first fourteen outings. Curiously, the Red Devils have registered four wins and a draw when Hojlund has found the back of the net. Another interesting observation is that Manchester United are scoring 2 or more goals when the young striker gets his name on the score sheet.
Aged 21 years and 7 days old, Rasmus Hojlund is the second youngest player to score in 5 consecutive Premier League games. Nicolas Anelka is the only player younger than Hojlund to achieve the feat.
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Just a week after turning 21, Hojlund had reached another milestone by scoring on Sunday. The striker has now become the 2nd youngest player in the Premier League history to score in 5 consecutive games, after Nicolas Anelka did so in 1998 when being 19 years old.
Manchester United won the match against Aston Villa 1:2, with Scott McTominay entering from the bench in the 73th minute, to score the all important winning goal with a powerful header with less than 5 minutes remaining on the clock.