Some Manchester United players share Rasmus Hojlund concern amid reluctance to pass to him

A number of Manchester United players remain unconvinced by Rasmus Hojlund and are reluctant to pass the ball to him.

Hojlund, who joined United from Atalanta for a fee rising to £72million in July, has scored one goal in ten games since he recovered from injury in March and he has not completed a full match since the FA Cup semi-final against Coventry on April 21.

A United squad member told a confidant that certain players are seeking alternative solutions in the final third due to Hojlund's lean spell in front of goal. United have scored one goal in their past three games.

Hojlund gained the ball only 14 times in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. He had 26 sequences on the ball against Crystal Palace but only 11 against Burnley and 17 against Sheffield United, when he scored his only goal since February.

The Manchester Evening News revealed in December certain United players had doubts over Hojlund amid his Premier League drought. Hojlund scored his first league goal in the Boxing Day comeback win over Aston Villa.

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Hojlund was denied a goal on his full debut against Brighton in September after the Video Assistant Referee found that Marcus Rashford had dribbled the ball out of play.

Rashford and Hojlund have bickered a number of times this season over the winger's failure to service the striker.

United bought Hojlund after they decided against pursuing manager Erik ten Hag's prime striker target Harry Kane. Kane joined Bayern Munich for £86.4m and has scored 44 goals in Germany - more club goals this term than Hojlund has managed in his career.

Ten Hag privately conceded there were "disadvantages" to signing Kane due to his tendency to drop deep. United felt that could have affected the role of captain Bruno Fernandes and Hojlund was seen as more of a focal point.

Hojlund won the Player of the Month award for February after he plundered five goals in four games. He suffered an injury on February 23, the day before United's five-match winning run ended with a 97th-minute defeat to Fulham.

The Dane said on his Instagram account on Monday morning: "Tough times at the moment. But we will grow from this."