Man Utd boss Solskjaer addresses Haaland transfer talk

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2021 9:52 - Joe Williams

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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland “remembers” the positive impact he had on his career.

Clubs from around Europe are falling over themselves to be the club to land Haaland after the Norway international bagged 39 goals in 41 appearances since his move to Germany.

29 goals in 27 matches for RB Salzburg led to interest from Man Utd and Dortmund, before Haaland chose to join the latter.

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Solskjaer was the manager at Molde during Haaland’s time there before he left for Salzburg and the Man Utd boss is backing him to have a “super career”.

When asked if his presence at Old Trafford will give United an advantage over other clubs looking to sign Haaland, Solskjaer told VG: “It is clear that Erling is going to have a fantastic career. I follow Erling. I have always said that. Was it 18 months we had together or something like that?

“Almost two years, perhaps. A fantastic time. He will surely have a super career both for Norway and his club. He is doing incredibly well for Dortmund.

“We will see where he ends up. As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, it is of course great that he is doing so well.”

Haaland only managed two goals in 14 appearances in his first season in Molde’s senior team and Solskjaer hopes the youngster hasn’t forgotten his influence.

Solskjaer added: “I reckon Erling remembers when we sat at Lubbenes [Molde’s training ground] the day before the Brann game. I feel like that was an important day for Molde, for him and for our relationship.

“We are going to do what we can to become a better team, and he will do what he can to become a better player. Where he ends up? I do not want to say anything else. I wish him all the best. What choice he makes is up to him.”

On whether that shows that he can get the best out of Haaland, Solskjaer continued: “He had a very bad spell before that. I am sure he remembers that. It is a great pleasure following him. He will have a long, long, long career that is going to surpass most of what any Norwegian player has done.”


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