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Rasmus Hojlund on verge of making history after Manchester United goal against Aston Villa

Rasmus Hojlund has become the second-youngest player in Premier League history to score in five consecutive games.

The 21-year-old put Manchester United 1-0 up in their 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday, continuing an impressive run of goalscoring form that actually began when the Reds beat Unai Emery's side 3-2 at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Hojlund scored United's winner that day, and, after missing the next game against Nottingham Forest due to illness, he also found the back of the net in the draw against Tottenham Hotspur and the wins over Wolves and West Ham United.

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And his goal against Villa means Nicolas Anelka is the only player to have scored five consecutive Premier League goals while younger. The former French international was just 19 when he completed the feat for Arsenal back in November 1998, but the Dane has the chance to create his own chunk of history if he scores next Sunday when United head to Luton Town in their next top-flight game.

It has been a remarkable turnaround for Hojlund since that Boxing Day goal against Villa, having gone 14 league games without scoring before the fixture at Old Trafford. And former United captain Roy Keane has been impressed with the Denmark international in recent weeks.

"Confidence, belief, and he always seems like he's going to take his chances," he told Sky Sports. "He gets into a good position, Maguire does well - the warning signs were there earlier in the half - and then he's just stood there, one-touch finish.

"Simple, effective, nice little finish and United have deserved it. For me, I think the more frustrating thing for Aston Villa is that the free kick which

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