“Manchester United Eyes £119m-Rated Superstar as Potential Breakthrough Signing Surpassing Hojlund’s Impact”Under Erik ten Hag

Joe Lee
TOPSHOT - Denmark's forward Rasmus Hojlund celebrates after scoring a goal during Group H Euro 2024 Qualifying match between Slovenia and Denmark at the Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia on June 19, 2023. (Photo by Jure Makovec / AFP) (Photo by JURE MAKOVEC/AFP via Getty Images)

Under Erik ten Hag, Manchester United has only scored 13 goals overall this season in the Premier League, despite having nine different goal scorers. But only one of those goals has been scored by a player from the front three.

Rasmus Hojlund, a summer transfer, is the fastest player in the club’s history to score five goals in Europe, although despite scoring five goals in the Champions League, he has not converted in eight Premier League games.

As a result, the Red Devils are keen to bolster their attacking department by making a move for one of the best players on the planet right now.

Kylian Mbappe to Man United links

Kylian Mbappe broke many hearts at Real Madrid back in 2022 when he signed a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain, keeping him at the club until 2024 but the Frenchman holds an option to extend his deal by a further year. Nevertheless, reports this week have revealed that Los Blancos have ended their interest in the 2018 World Cup winner.

As a result, Football Insider are now claiming that Manchester United are keeping a close eye on Mbappe’s contract situation at PSG, with Chelsea and Manchester City the only other sides in the Premier League in a strong enough position to feasibly sign the France international.

The source said that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s potential purchase of a 25% share in the team might be the impetus for United to revive their interest in Mbappe.

It was originally rumored that, had Sheikh Jassim’s takeover been successful, he intended to bring Mbappe to Old Trafford. However, it appears that the English powerhouses still have a chance to get the £119 million striker, who placed third in the 2023 Ballon d’Or rankings, according to Football Transfers.

However, how much better is the 24-year-old than the most productive attacker for Manchester United?

Mbappe vs. Hojlund comparative statistics

With 13 goals this season, Mbappe leads all scorers in Ligue 1, which is also the total number of goals Ten Hag’s team has scored in the English premier league. Even so, Hojlund, a £72 million acquisition, has been United’s most effective forward in all competitions, but statistically, Mbappe is far superior to the Denmark international.

According to FBref, Hojlund is scoring 0.46 goals per 90 from an xG of 0.53 per 90, while the former Monaco superstar is scoring 1.09 goals per 90 for PSG this season across all competitions from 0.89 predicted goals per 90.

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