Scholes knows all about top center forwards who score goals for the Red Devils.
As Hojlund scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Galatasaray at home in the Champions League, Scholes lavished praise on the young Dane.
“You're normally really disappointed," Scholes stated on United losing.
But he added: “I think I saw enough tonight in a team that excited me. Hojlund, especially them two goals.
“He took the two goals brilliantly. I absolutely loved the second goal, he gave the center-half no chance, clean pair of heels and his finish – a composed finish. We also had a goal that got disallowed.
“And I thought, 'Wow there's a bit of Van Nistelrooy in there.'"