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The recent stalemate against Burnley highlights a glaring issue for Manchester United, as highlighted by a concerning statistic about Rasmus Hojlund.

A concerning statistic about Rasmus Hojlund’s performance during the recent Burnley draw highlights a significant issue for Manchester United.

For Manchester United supporters, the aftermath of their 1-1 draw with Burnley isn’t pleasant. The conclusive full-time stat speaks volumes about the team’s struggles.

The deadlock at Old Trafford signifies that United’s hopes for Champions League qualification are practically dashed, a reality that’s been looming for weeks. Erik ten Hag’s squad is now striving to secure some form of European competition slot for the next season, with their current sixth-place position.

However, seventh-placed Newcastle is just a point behind following their commanding 5-1 victory over relegated Sheffield United. Meanwhile, Chelsea sits seven points adrift but with two games in hand.

The story at Old Trafford was familiar—a game where United dominated for much of it, only to lose control towards the end. Despite Antony’s 79th-minute goal, marking his first of the season, United faltered by conceding a late penalty, converted by Zeki Amdouni to lift Burnley’s survival hopes in the Premier League.

While Rasmus Hojlund ended his eight-game goal drought in the 4-2 win against Sheffield United, the Burnley encounter saw him come up empty, leading to his substitution by Ten Hag after 65 minutes. Yet, his lack of impact can be tied to a damning stat regarding the service he received.

According to Statman Dave, Hojlund received more passes from goalkeeper Andre Onana than from any United outfield player at Old Trafford. Despite Onana finding the forward only four times, that still exceeded right-back Diogo Dalot’s three passes to Hojlund.

Captain Bruno Fernandes managed just two pass connections with Hojlund, while several others only managed one successful pass to the striker.

Earlier this month, The Daily Mail reported Hojlund’s dissatisfaction with the lack of service from Fernandes, although his agency has not commented on these claims.

United’s next challenge is against in-form Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday, May 6.

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