Man United vs Wolves: We won’t rush Hojlund debut — Ten Hag

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has said that new signing Rasmus Højlund won’t be rushed into action ahead of his side Premier League opener against Wolves on Monday.

The striker will miss Wolves’ visit to Old Trafford because of a back injury suffered before his move from Atalanta.

“We are not in a rush,” Ten Hag said. “We know without him we have also a strong team and the position is covered so we don’t rush in this. It is about that he is in the right level, the first fitness level and then we have to integrate him, training and bring him in for the games so we take our time.

“It is not about winning in this moment, it is about winning in the long term.”

In his absence, Marcus Rashford is expected to return as the central striker despite Jadon Sancho featuring in the same position during pre-season.

Ten Hag would also have the services of Anthony Martial to call on as the Frenchman is fit again after recovering from a hamstring injury, which ruled him out of all the summer fixtures.

“I am quite calm and composed in this situation because Rashy is very good as a striker, we have seen him as a striker,” Ten Hag said. “Anthony Martial is available as well and then we have Jadon Sancho, who did very well in preseason so we constructed a squad and can deal with this.

“That is the way, we do not do things overnight. There is a strategy behind it.”

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