Manchester United fans eagerly awaiting Rasmus Hojlund’s jersey faced an unexpected delay as the club shop struggled to print the special character ‘ø.’ Despite the excitement surrounding the Danish striker’s arrival in August, fans had to wait more than a month for the jersey bearing his name.
The Delayed Jersey Printing
Rasmus Hojlund, the 20-year-old Danish forward, joined Manchester United from Atalanta earlier this season. He was assigned the coveted number 11 jersey, raising the hopes of many fans who anticipated his leading role in Erik ten Hag’s squad. However, an injury delayed the start of his season, leaving fans eager to commemorate his arrival with a personalized jersey disappointed.
The Unique Challenge: The Letter ‘ø’
The letter ‘ø’ is a special character used in Danish, Norwegian, Faroese, and Southern Sámi languages. This unique character posed a printing challenge for Manchester United’s jersey customization.
One fan, who had planned to gift a Hojlund jersey to a relative, expressed frustration, saying, “It is unprofessional. The major signing of the summer, yet you still can not buy a shirt with his name on it since no one thought it necessary to get the Danish ‘ø’.”
Manchester United has informed fans that the necessary letters have now arrived, allowing for the printing of Rasmus Hojlund’s name on jerseys.
Hojlund’s Debut and Impact
Despite the delay, Erik ten Hag gave Rasmus Hojlund his debut in a match against Arsenal. Additionally, Hojlund has made two appearances as a substitute for Denmark during the international break. The Danish forward, who scored nine goals in Serie A last season, signed an initial five-year deal with a reported fee that could exceed £70 million.
While the jersey printing delay caused frustration among Manchester United fans, the arrival of the special character ‘ø’ has finally resolved the issue. As Rasmus Hojlund continues to make his mark on the team, supporters can now proudly wear his name on their jerseys.