Rasmus Hojlund has matched a legendary Premier League record set by Arsenal legend Nicolas Anelka, MySportDab reports.
The former Atalanta and Serie A sensation has been in the form of his life for Manchester United since he got off the woods to find his goalscoring boots for the Red Devils.
After a 15-match Premier League run without a goal, Hojlund broke the duck in United’s 3-2 Premier League victory over Aston Villa on Boxing Day at Old Trafford.
Since then, he has been on an impressive goalscoring form that has revived Manchester United’s top-four hopes this season.
After the 3-2 victory over Aston Villa, Ramsus Hojlund missed the next clash against Nottingham Forest but was back to action against Tottenham, Wolves, and West Ham United. He found the back of the net in the three matches to become the first Manchester United young player to score in four consecutive Premier League games for the club.
At the weekend, the 21-year-old Danish attacking sensation continued on his stellar run with the Red Devils, scoring the opening goal in United’s 2-1 away victory over Aston Villa.
Left unmarked in the box, the youngster beat Emiliano Martinez from close range, poking home a low shot to race Manchester United into the lead.
Hojlund’s goal against Villa at Villa Park at the weekend has brought the player to par with Premier League legends like Nicolas Anelka.
In 1998, 19-year-old Nicolas Anelka became the youngest Premier League player to score in five consecutive Premier League games.
Since then, no young player in the Premier League has been able to match the feat but the deadlock has now been broken.
Hojlund matched Anelka’s record with the goal against Villa and could possibly break it when Manchester United return to Premier League action on Sunday, February 18 away to Luton Town.