Erling Haaland’s father has compared his son’s current club Borussia Dortmund with Manchester United.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was chasing the prolific forward last January. The pair worked together at Molde and Solskjaer flew out to see the 20-year-old after he blasted 29 goals in 27 games for RedBull Salzburg.
United though apparently baulked at the fee his agent Mino Raiola wanted. Instead the Norwegian secured a move to Borussia Dortmund for just £17.2m.
Furthermore, it’s claimed Ed Woodward was opposed to the insistence of the Haaland camp that a release clause be inserted into his Old Trafford contract.
That clause has since been inserted into his deal at Dortmund. This states he can now leave the Westfallonstadion in 2022 should any club match his £63m release fee.
And United have been linked with the player once more. Sky Italia, as cited by the Daily Mail, also claim that Frank Lampard has told Chelsea bosses to ‘make the deal happen’ this summer.
However, Alfe-Inge Haaland still has Manchester United on his mind.
“Manchester United have achieved great success in recent years,” Haaland told German outlet Sport1.
“The club is also trying to build something new there. But to draw comparison now is not so easy because he (Erling) is already playing in Dortmund.
“These are two very traditional clubs with a large fan base and a glorious history. Man United is a very proud club, just like Dortmund in Germany.”
Ole’s Cavani complaint
Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has complained Edinson Cavani should have been given the ball more druing the 2-1 win at Fulham.
The 33-year-old scored his fifth goal of the season for the Red Devils, with Paul Pogba netting a stunning second-half winner for Solskjaer’s men.
The victory saw United return to the top of table, although rivals City could usurp them if they win their game in hand.
But after the game Solskjaer complained that the excellent Cavani should have been given the ball more.
“He’s such a clever and experienced striker, he makes so many good runs,” the Norwegian said.
“He should have been given the ball more.”