LEONARD SAHA has argued that Manchester United was correct to sign Rasmus Hojlund rather than Evan Ferguson.
Despite having a sluggish start to life in England, the former Red Devils player thinks Hojlund was the “right target” for the team.
Hojlund, 20, moved to United from Atalanta this summer for £72 million, although he has only played in one game due to injury.
Louis Saha is happy Man United signed Rasmus Hojlund
United paid £72million for the striker in the summer
Saha believes he is a better option for United than Evan Ferguson
Despite coming off the bench in the 3-1 loss to Arsenal, the Danish player was unable to score his first goal for the team.
Contrarily, Ferguson, 18, has maintained his promise in the Premier League following a breakout season.
In his first four games, the Irishman has already scored four goals, including a hat-trick against Newcastle.
Hojlund was the ideal candidate for United to sign, according to Saha.
The 45-year-old is confident that Hojlund’s pace and strength, should he settle in, may help him develop into a star at the club.
Rasmus Hojlund was the better choice for Manchester United than Evan Ferguson, he told Paddy Power.
“Both guys are outstanding and have exciting potential, but there should never be any second-guessing when choosing.
“Since Ferguson scored three goals over the weekend and Hojlund made his debut, drawing analogies between their two different professional journeys is inappropriate.
Ferguson is performing well, which is fantastic for Brighton, but right now, the focus is on Manchester United and the players they have available.
“Hojlund came on for 25 minutes and played really well; his strength and power were evident. This will be beneficial for United because, except from him, the team lacks any true target men.
Due to his strength and quickness, he may be able to free up some space between the two center defenders.
“I’m sure that’s the right choice for Manchester United, but it will be very interesting to see how he can adjust physically after a few games.”
Ferguson’s 25 appearances and eleven goals from last season earned him a new, long-term contract in Sussex.
Hojlund scored ten goals as well, although it took him 34 games to accomplish that total.