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After a prolonged pursuit, amid rival interest from PSG, United completed a £72million move for the Danish striker at the end of July.
Hojlund's United debut was delayed after scans detected a back problem during the 20-year-old's medical, but the Dane has impressed in his three appearances for the club and netted his first Red Devils goal during the 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Despite his tender age, Hojlund already looks like a shrewd investment by Erik ten Hag, but, according to The Athletic, United's initial struggles to agree a deal with Atalanta led to them offering two first team players in exchange.
Manchester United offered two players to Atalanta in their attempts to sign Rasmus Hojlund
Erik ten Hag also had a key role in the signing after having several video calls with Hojlund
The report states how Lee Congerton, Atalanta’s head of senior recruitment, believed Hojlund was worth €100m (£87m).