Ex-City and Leeds man on Man Utd interest: ‘It would be nice’

Date published: Thursday 19th September 2019 10:57

Alf Inge Haaland says it ‘would be nice’ if Manchester United made a move for his son Erling Haaland, despite the former Norway midfielder’s history with Manchester City and Leeds.

Haaland Sr played for two of United’s greatest rivals while sparking a long-running feud with Red Devils legend Roy Keane.

Despite his past, the ex-midfielder says he would welcome any interest his son from United.

Erling Haaland scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut on Tuesday night as RB Salzburg beat Genk 6-2. Inevitably, the teenager’s performance and his previous fine form this season has led to links with United among a host of other clubs.

His father says all interest is gratefully received.

He told TV2 via Sport Witness: “It would be nice (interest from United and others).

“It is important to distinguish between being a supporter and a job. So, I have a very relaxed relationship. It is a little different when it’s serious,

“He is a good player who plays for a very good team. It’s a club that bets on young players and has given him the chance.

“They have thought for a long time that they would give him the chance this summer, and at the same time there are many things that have taken place.

“Most of the job he has done himself, but he has been assisted by his former teammates and current coaches and teammates, in addition to the hard work of many years.”

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