Awoniyi will create a lot of problems - Hargreaves

Awoniyi will create a lot of problems - Hargreaves
Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi (left) and Sheffield United's John Egan battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the City Ground, Nottingham. Picture date: Friday August 18, 2023.

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Aug 19, 2023. 13:00

Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi is going to ’cause a lot of people problems’ according to former Manchester United star Owen Hargreaves.

The retired midfielder was speaking after Awoniyi netted in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United in Friday night’s Premier League encounter.

The former Liverpool FC player has been in great form in the 2023/24 season having scored in back-to-back league matches for Forest.

Hargreaves, who also turned out for England and Bayern Munich during his playing days, highlighted the physical presence that Awoniyi brings to the Forest team.

“He’s going to cause a lot of people problems,” Hargreaves told Premier League Productions according to Nigeria Soccer Nigeria.

“Physically, he is just so powerful, so explosive. The weight of that pass is perfect, he just hit it the first time and the header was brilliant.

“Physically, with his size, his leaping ability, and his speed, he will be awful to play against.”

Awoniyi and his Forest teammates are set to face Manchester United in another league clash on August 26 at the iconic Old Trafford.

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