Rasmus Hojlund breaks Premier League record in Man Utd's win at Luton

  • Rasmus Hojlund has scored seven goals in last six Premier League games
  • Man Utd striker becomes youngest player to find the net in six successive matches
  • Dane grabbed a fine brace in 2-1 win at Luton on Sunday
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Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has become the youngest player ever to score goals in six successive Premier League games.

Hojlund scored a quick-fire brace early on in the Red Devils' 2-1 win at Luton Town on Sunday, opening the scoring after rounding goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski with only 37 seconds on the clock.

He added his second of the day soon after with an intelligent finish. Alejandro Garnacho's skewed strike following a corner routine was about to hit Hojlund and pinball back into the penalty area, but the Dane quickly adjusted his body and chested the ball past a confounded Kaminski.

Hojlund is now onto seven Premier League goals for the season, and all have come in his last six games after a difficult spell to begin his United career.

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He began this streak with the winning strike in a 3-2 comeback victory at home to Aston Villa on Boxing Day. After sitting out United's next game - a 2-1 loss at Nottingham Forest - with illness, Hojlund broke the deadlock in their 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

United then secured a dramatic 4-3 win away at Wolves with Hojlund grabbing their second of the evening before the Dane opened the scoring in a comprehensive 3-0 triumph over West Ham. Hojlund also came up with the early opener in United's 2-1 win at Aston Villa last week prior to his most recent exploits at Luton.

At the age of 21 years and 14 days, Hojlund is now the youngest player to have scored in six straight Premier League games, taking the record away from Newcastle United's Joe Willock, whose run between April and May 2021 was complete at 21 years and 272 days.

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland ranks third at 22 years and 73 days for his fine run between August and October 2022, with Romelu Lukaku's Everton streak from November into December 2015 coming aged 22 years and 213 days.

Completing the top five and holding the initial record for over a decade is Thierry Henry, who was 22 years and 263 days old at the end of his six-game run from March to May 2000.