Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United’s star signing of the summer, has made his debut for the club, but eager fans are still waiting to purchase his jersey from the club’s shop for an unusual reason.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Manchester United is currently unable to offer shirts featuring the name of their new Danish striker. The underlying issue? The unavailability of the Danish character ‘ø’ in their inventory.
Supporters have expressed their frustration, branding the club as inefficient for failing to meet the demand of fans as they eagerly await the opportunity to buy the number 11 jersey of their star signing.
“I heard you all, and your passion is everything in football. We are going to the f**king Euros! F**king come on.” Rasmus Hojlund
My striker is going to be a Legend pic.twitter.com/kXCXX4vm3b
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) September 10, 2023
Hojlund, who arrived from Serie A side Atalanta in August, remains without a shirt available for purchase at the club’s store, as of the most recent update provided last Friday. However, fans can anticipate a development in this matter as an update is expected on Wednesday.
The club has since clarified that despite the message conveyed on Friday, the necessary ‘øs’ had actually been in stock since Thursday. They have assured fans that the jerseys are now, finally, available for sale.
The patience of Manchester United fans has been tested in light of recent controversies involving forwards Antony and Jadon Sancho, not to mention the recently concluded saga surrounding Mason Greenwood. This minor oversight in stocking the Danish character has not gone unnoticed on social media, with devoted supporters lamenting the state of the club.
Comments such as, “We signed a player not knowing how his name is spelled” and “Our club is apparently worth $6 billion, and we couldn’t get Ø for over a month” have resonated with fellow Red Devils fans.
Bruno Fernandes wants to build a connection with Rasmus Hojlund
The Manchester United captain has voiced his intentions regarding the club’s latest addition, underlining his desire to establish a strong rapport with Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund.
In a statement to the club’s media, the Portuguese midfielder emphasized his goal, saying, “I want to build that connection with him that I have with the other strikers and wingers because I’m here to serve them so I want them to feel happy that they will get their chances, and after that, it’s about them getting the goals.”
Fernandes added that he is determined to see his fellow strikers and wingers score goals and revel in the joy of celebrating in front of the Stretford End.
Additionally, the midfielder revealed that Hojlund has been actively engaging with everyone in the squad and possesses a highly approachable demeanor. Fernandes noted Hojlund’s abundant energy, and strength, and expressed hope for a substantial goal-scoring contribution.
Waiting patiently for Bruno Fernandes and Rasmus Hojlund connection to kickstart!🔥 pic.twitter.com/kJLvNrIEd0
— Dream💭 (@UnitedEdits_) September 11, 2023
Hojlund made his debut for Manchester United in a recent Premier League match against Arsenal, entering as a substitute during the second half. His display showcased glimpses of his impressive speed and physical prowess, earning him acclaim from the away fans.
Currently, fulfilling international duties, Hojlund recently made an impression for Denmark in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. He came off the bench in their match against Finland, contributing a dynamic 45-minute cameo during Denmark’s 1-0 victory, notably stretching Finland’s defensive line. This marked his eighth appearance for the national team and bolstered Denmark’s standing in Group H.
With his international commitments fulfilled, the Danish striker is expected to return to Carrington later in the week, fully focusing on the upcoming Premier League fixture against Brighton.