Rasmus Højlund ‘lookalike’ Sean Millis celebrates birthday boy’s goal during visit to Old Trafford

The Aussie singer has turned what started out as trolling into nothing but love and is inspiring so many others online.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 5th February 2024

Australian singer and viral social media star Sean Millis was at Old Trafford to watch the West Ham game this past weekend, and even got to see his so-called ‘lookalike’ Rasmus Højlund score a birthday goal for Manchester United for his troubles.

The solo artist from Down Under first rose to fame on The Voice Australia back in 2023 but has gone on to become even more of an online sensation after a group of football fans began comparing him to Højlund when he first arrived at the club.

Although many of the comments started out as somewhat cruel abuse from keyboard warriors attempting to mock the Danish striker when he hadn’t yet started scoring for Man United, since then Millis has been determined to brush it off and turn all the attention into nothing but love.

Having simply embraced the ‘doppelganger’ remarks — sharing videos congratulating Højlund now the goals have started flowing and even printing a ‘ho-ho-Højlund’ Christmas jumper, as well as reacting to memes on his TikTok — Millis took things one further with a surprise trip to the Theatre of Dreams where he was flocked by fans wanting a picture with his ‘lookalike’.

@sean.millis BEST day! What a journey to Manchester! Thank you everyone for your love and support ❤️⚽️ #manutd #hojlund #oldtrafford #seanmillis ♬ original sound – Sean Millis Music

As you can see, while there may have been pockets of nastiness online at the outset, there were crowds of Reds lining up to ask for a photo with him and even singing along to his now viral track, ‘Waiting On a Miracle’, which went to number one here in the UK.


Speaking to Sky Sports last week when he first landed in London, the 22-year-old explained that he had travelled 26 hours to get to the UK, which in itself was a big deal for him as his rare condition means travel is difficult.

Millis has a genetic disorder known as Hunter syndrome where the body doesn’t properly break down sugar molecules, causing abnormalities in many organs which often alters a person’s physical appearance and, in Sean’s case, limited lung capacity. The condition also means that he visits hospitals for several hours every day for vital therapy and treatment.


All that being said, he’s become somewhat of a cult hero not only among United fans but countless people online who have been inspired by his story even since The Voice, revealing that he had “so many messages from people living with a rare disease from countries all over the world” thanking him for sheer positivity online.

As a nice bonus to top things off, he also got to see the 21-year-old forward score a goal on his birthday, no less, and the video of him celebrating amongst the Old Trafford faithful is pure wholesome vibes.

Despite admitting he’s a Liverpool fan, he’s clearly taken this newfound relationship in his stride. Just look at how buzzing he was!

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Having just released another new song called ‘Fight With Fire’, all about resilience and never giving up, he also did a private meet and greet with his ever-growing fan base and social media followers upon arriving for his first visit to the UK.


Whether you agree with the Rasmus Højlund-Sean Millis ‘lookalike’ opinion or not, we are absolutely here for watching him celebrate goals here in Manchester whilst gathering more support and spreading his uplifting outlook on life in spite of everything.

What a king.

You can watch the highlights from Man United’s 3-0 over West Ham and that birthday boy goal here:

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Featured Image — Sean Millis (via TikTok)/MUTV