Man Utd legend ‘gave Rasmus Hojlund the secret recipe’ after ‘humble’ striker asked to pick his brains for half an hour

RASMUS HOJLUND is the man on fire at the moment.

After a slow start to life at Manchester United, Hojlund has now scored seven goals in six games including his brace against Luton on Sunday.

Rasmus Hojlund is on fire at the moment

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Rasmus Hojlund is on fire at the momentCredit: Rex
He became the youngest player to score in six consecutive Premier League games against Luton

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He became the youngest player to score in six consecutive Premier League games against LutonCredit: PA

This dramatic upturn in form has been a godsend for the Red Devils hopes of gatecrashing the Champions League spots by the end of the season.

But Hojlund, who turned 21 earlier this month, has not done it without some specialist help behind the scenes.

The Dane took advantage of Robin van Persie’s recent visit to Carrington for his coaching badges to grab a chat with the ace who fired Man Utd to its last Premier League title in 2013.

According to the Daily Mail, Hojlund is said to have pulled up Darren Fletcher to ask him to arrange a meeting with Van Persie.

This chat is said to have lasted for half an hour, with Rio Ferdinand later revealing some details of that chat on his FIVE YouTube channel.

Ferdinand said: “Robin says he’s asking a lot of questions, the sign of someone who wants to learn, a student.

“It’s nice that humility and humbleness to show. It bodes well for the future of this club.”

Fans were loving the revelation, with one taking to social media to say: “Van Persie just gave him the secret recipe! And he has been cooking nonstop!”

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Hojlund grabbed a chat with Robin van Persie during the Dutchman's recent visit to Carrington

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Hojlund grabbed a chat with Robin van Persie during the Dutchman’s recent visit to CarringtonCredit: Getty

A second said: “Learning from the best.”

A third added: “Open to Learning more. He is the future.”

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Another said: “He wants to grow. I love you Rasmus.”

Hojlund has taken in advice from multiple sources, including Van Persie, Erik ten Hag and attacking coach Benni McCarthy.

Of course, speaking after match-winning exploits against Luton, Hojlund said he never doubted himself, and importantly Ten Hag never lost faith either.

He told reporters: “We recruited him as he’s a strong character. Although he’s 21 he can really perform under stress. That’s what you need as a Manchester United striker.

“He doesn’t get nervous or lose confidence when he’s not scoring. Once you are in a run, you see it, now he’s scoring and he’s in. That’s how he is now.

Hojlund's numbers for the season look better every week at his current pace

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Hojlund’s numbers for the season look better every week at his current pace

“He has a lot of confidence and I’m sure he’ll score more.”

Hojlund is already a Premier League record-breaker after becoming the youngest-ever player to score in six consecutive games.

But he is also in great company at Old Trafford after becoming the fourth Red Devils star after Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy to score in six consecutive league games.

His numbers also show how he has taken to life in the Premier League BETTER than some of his counterparts who have also come in from overseas.

Hojlund has also lavished praise on his support network of Alejandro Garnacho, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes.

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Their next test will be against Fulham on Saturday, and with fourth place now just five points away they will want to carry on the positive momentum which has put them back in contention.

Hojlund has adapted to life in England better than some of its greatest foreign stars

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Hojlund has adapted to life in England better than some of its greatest foreign stars

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