When Hojlund agreed to a five-year contract with the option of an extra season, United manager Erik ten Hag finally achieved his goal of adding a striker ahead of the 2018 Premier League season.
United may be required to pay an extra £8 million if add-on clauses in the 20-year-old’s contract are met.
Hojlund has been a fan of Manchester United since he was a small child, and he once harboured aspirations of playing for the team and leaving Old Trafford.
I want to demonstrate to the club how grateful I am for their confidence in me and how thrilled I am about the chance to accomplish that aim.
Despite the fact that my career is still young, I am confident in my ability to progress and join this group of top sportsmen.
Ten Hag declared Hojlund his top priority after hearing rumours that United had turned down Tottenham’s asking price for England striker Harry Kane, who is reportedly on his way to German champions Bayern Munich.
Paris Saint-Germain, the current French champion, was said to be interested in signing Hojlund before United won the race.
Ten Hag was anxious to increase his options for strikers after a season in which his club frequently lacked an edge.
United nonetheless finished third in the Premier League even though they only scored 58 goals, 36 fewer than league champion Manchester City.
Ten Hag is confident that Hojlund will thrive in the spotlight at Old Trafford, despite the fact that he has a lower profile than many of his new teammates.
Rasmus is a very outstanding talent, according to United’s director of football John Murtough. For his age group, he is one of the best players in the world because to his technical and physical prowess.
With Erik and his instructors by his side, Rasmus will experience the best possible environment for growth.
Hojlund has experienced a rapid ascent since starting his career in relative obscurity with the Danish team FC Copenhagen in 2020.
Atalanta made the decision to recruit him in August 2022 as a result of his 12 goals in 21 games while playing for Austrian club Sturm Graz.
Hojlund’s Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini compared him to Manchester City’s record-breaking striker Erling Haaland, whose goals last season helped United’s opponents win the treble.
Due to the addition of Hojlund to the United attack, English striker Marcus Rashford will be allowed to play on the left wing, where he prefers to play.
“After speaking with the management, I felt that this environment would be ideal for my development,” Holland added.
Since the Dutch coach hopes to mount a sustained title bid this season, Hojlund will be expected to make an early impact after his signing brought Ten Hag’s close-season spending to almost £160 million.
Hojlund is the third custodian to be brought to Old Trafford after Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Inter Milan custodian Andre Onana.