Gary Neville has admitted to fearing the influence managing Manchester United may have on new £72m signing Rasmus Hojlund.
The 20-year-old signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford to change into Erik ten Hag’s third main signing this summer time and United’s fifth costliest signing of their historical past.
The striker joined from Serie A aspect Atalanta after only one season within the first staff, netting simply 9 instances in 32 league matches.
As a end result, Neville, who made greater than 600 appearances for the Red Devils in his trophy-laden profession, thinks the Denmark worldwide may discover the transition troublesome.
He hopes the membership hierarchy will hold an in depth eye on developments with Harry Kane, for whom he believes Hojlund might be the proper substitute.
Gary Neville believes Hojlund will want time to regulate to his new setting at Old Trafford
Manchester United confirmed the signing of Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta for £72 million on Saturday
Tottenham Hotspur have rejected Bayern Munich’s newest provide for striker Harry Kane
“I hope they (Manchester United) are smart and (Harry) Kane are smart,” Neville stated The Overlap Fan Debate. “And they’re waiting for a deal where they do a deal with (Bayern) Munich, he says ‘no I’m not going and I want to go to United’”.
“United want Kane, additionally they nonetheless want the younger lad (Rasmus Hojlund) to help him and go to mattress and play his 25/30 video games as a result of he didn’t play each sport for Atalanta final season.
“I’m afraid we have now a man up entrance who, to be sincere, has loads of stress on his shoulders.
“Everyone goes to take a look at him, he must take that stress off him a little bit bit. Kane places United in that kind of realm of catching Arsenal and (Manchester) City.’
The England captain has been on the middle of the summer time’s most fraught switch saga, the newest growth being Tottenham’s rejection of a 3rd bid from German champions Bayern Munich totaling £86million.
Mail Sport revealed final month that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy valued Kane at £120 million – regardless of his contract having lower than a 12 months.
However, there was a sense that Levy would settle for a payment of just about £100 million given the prospect of dropping Kane for nothing subsequent summer time.
The 30-year-old attacker had beforehand been a goal for Ten Hag’s aspect within the window earlier than his price ticket motivated him to search for alternate options.