Faster than Mbappe, Man Utd star has recorded one of the five fastest speeds at Euro 2024

Speed ​​is of great importance in modern football and Manchester United have one of the fastest players in Europe.

England will take on Denmark in the Three Lions’ next match at Euro 2024 and there has been much discussion about absent defender Harry Maguire, who was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

This deprives us of the opportunity to pit Maguire against clubmate Rasmus Hojlund, who is looking for his first goal of the tournament.

Hojlund was praised in the Danish media for ‘working like an ox’ in their draw with Slovenia, and his diligent efforts were illustrated by his sprinting speed.

Rasmus Hojlund of Denmark runs with the ball during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Slovenia and Denmark at the Stuttgart Arena on June 16...
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Fastest players at Euro 2024

Euro 2024 started last Friday and every team has played at least one match. Some have already played their second match.

UEFA collected data from the tournament and measured the top speed of players at the tournament.

The fastest is Romanian striker Valentin Mihaila, while Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund is in the top five, trailing Kylian Mbappé.

Player Country Club Top speed (km/h)
Valentin Mihaila Romania Parma 35.9
Then Ndoje Switzerland Bologna 35.4
Rasmus Hojlund Denmark Manchester United 35.3
Jeremy Doku Belgium Manchester city 35.3
Kylian Mbappe France Real Madrid 35.2

Rasmus Hojlund will be a threat for England

Rasmus Hojlund’s combination of pace and work rate means England defenders will have to be wary of his potential impact.

John Stones and Marc Guehi are expected to be at the center of the defense, and while they are both familiar with Hojlund, that doesn’t mean it will be easy.

Danish manager Kasper Hjulmand, meanwhile, has urged Hojlund not to drop too deep into midfield.

Hojlund has gone five games without an international goal, having scored seven in nine for his country prior to this goalless run.

The big stage of Euro 2024 offers him a platform to showcase his qualities, which he will use with determination.

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