MANCHESTER UNITED are set to rival Arsenal in the race to sign striker Rasmus Hojlund, according to reports.
The Atalanta star has been dubbed as "the next Erling Haaland".
Man Utd supposedly have concrete interest in Hojlund and he would welcome a move to Old Trafford, giving them an advantage over potential other suitors.
The player is a fan of the club and Sport Witness report that he said: "Now that you ask, I will not hide the fact that I am a huge Manchester United fan.
“So personally, it would be one of the biggest things for me."
Hojlund is valued at over £30million by Atalanta, who signed him for half the price last summer from Austrian outfit Sturm Graz.
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He scored a hat-trick for Denmark in their win over Finland on Thursday in his first international start.
The three strikes added to the eight goals he has scored for the Serie A side this season.
Man Utd are keen to add a new striker to their squad this summer and the 20-year-old is seen as more attainable than Tottenham's Harry Kane or Napoli's Victor Osimhen.
Hojlund also reportedly remains on the radar of Arsenal and Real Madrid.
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He has been compared to Haaland not just because of their Scandinavian backgrounds, but also due to his physicality while also possessing a similar burst of pace and eye for goal as the Manchester City star.
Pundit Mike Grella said he can be even better than the Norweigian, saying: "He can do more than Haaland. Haaland is more the type who duels with the centre-backs and just scores lots of goals.
"Hojlund can dribble past an opponent. He can keep the ball better. Hojlund can better help the team on the edge (of the penalty area) or deeper in the pitch."
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