Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits excitement at watching target Erling Haaland develop

Date published: Wednesday 18th September 2019 1:56

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted to being “excited” by the development of reported target Erling Haaland.

Haaland, the son of Alf-Inge Haaland, became the third-youngest player to score a Champions League hat-trick last night as Red Bull Salzburg thrashed Genk 6-2.

Apparently, as per The Sun, over 50 scouts watched the 19-year-old forward, who hit his treble before half-time.

Salzburger Nachrichten report that Man Utd had scouts at the Champions League game, and the same outlet have reported that  Solskjaer has been watching him for a while.

Asked about the youngster at Carrington on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s Europa League opener with Astana, he said: “It was nice watching the game last night, it was great watching him. Everyone is excited by his development.”

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Solskjaer is familiar with the forward having given him his first taste of senior football when in charge at Molde.

Meanwhile, United have lost their last two home games in European competition. They’ve never lost three in a row at Old Trafford before.

“I won the group with Molde. You play different types of teams, different types of cultures. It is also a new experience for them.

“Two of the away games are AstroTurf so the home games will be important for us,” said Solskjaer.

 

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