Rasmus Hojlund believes he was targeted by San Marino players during Denmark’s win on Tuesday evening.
Hojlund scored the opener in a 2-1 win and Manchester United fans will be hopeful he can continue that form into Saturday, when he can be backed at 7/5 to score anytime vs Sheffield United with bet365.
After seeing off Sanio Marino, the Manchester United striker has come out and stated that he was one of the Denmark stars targeted by the San Marino players, and he was especially irritated after Roberto Di Maio was cautioned for a mistimed tackle that resulted in him kneeing the United attacker in the back:
“They targeted me today, as you can see at the end,” he said after the game. “I understand Italian and I could hear them saying that they had the idea to crush me. And you can see from the images that he only had one idea in mind. A yellow card is a joke.”
Danish defender Simon Kjaer also revealed that his side complained to the match officials about the rough treatment, in particular their plan to target Hojlund:
“Of course, we say something on the field, and then the referee starts to get frustrated with us because we’re saying something. But that’s part of the game,” Kjær told TV 2 Sport.
“And then I say in the end that there’s a clear red card on the one against Højlund. It’s 100-per-cent intentional, and I think there was a situation with Neymar where it was exactly the same, where he gets a knee to the spine and breaks his back. It’s dangerous, and there are three referees right next to it. They’ve just told him that they’re going after his knee after the incident down there. Is that something you understand?”
Luckily for the player and Manchester United, Hojlund did not appear to pick up any sort of injury from the rough treatment he was subject to on Tuesday.