Solskjaer: ‘United could have signed Haaland for only 4 million’

NewsSolskjaer: 'United could have signed Haaland for only 4 million'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he once told Manchester United to sign a young Erling Haaland for only four million euros, but that the Red Devils did not want to listen to him.

  • United could have signed Haaland
  • Club did not listen to Solskjaer
  • United still looking for striker

What is the news?

When the former United manager was working at Molde he made contact with his former club and told them about the young Haaland. The striker was already impressing at the Norwegian club and was eventually picked up by Red Bull Salzburg. Solskjaer tried to convince United to sign Haaland, but United decided not to listen to the former striker and not make an effort to sign the youngster.

What did Solskjaer say?

During an interview, Solskjaer said: “I called United about six months before I took over and told them that I’d got this striker that we had,” said Solskjaer. “But they didn’t listen. I asked for £4m for Haaland but they didn’t sign him.”

The backstory

After joining Red Bull Salzburg and scoring loads of goals in his first year at the Austrians, Haaland was picked up by Borussia Dortmund. At the Germans he established himself as one of the best forwards in Europe, earning a 75 million euro transfer to Manchester City, United’s city rivals. Meanwhile, United have been struggling to find a top notch player to fill the No. 9 position on the field for years.


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