OGS clears Man Utd path for Haaland with revealing comments

Date published: Sunday 22nd December 2019 10:47

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened the Mino Raiola-shaped door for Erling Braut Haaland to join Manchester United.

Haaland has emerged as one of United’s primary targets in the upcoming January transfer window, as well as the summer.

Solskjaer worked with the striker previously in their native Norway, and is said to be keen for them to link up once more at Old Trafford.

The prospect of dealing with agent Raiola, the controversial representative of Paul Pogba, was thought to be a stumbling block, but Solskjaer insists that if he decides to pursue a player, his call is “final”.

“I will always have the final say,” Solskjaer said. “I am not going to let any players in the door without me saying yes definitely.

“It has to be that way. it is a good process and of course if I don’t like a player I don’t want him there.”

On the particular subject of dealing with Raiola, agent of reported target Haaland, Solskjaer added:

“Players can choose their own representatives. It is so important that every player has complete 100 per cent trust in whoever represents them because they work for the player. The player is in charge.

“The players are in charge of who their agents are, I am in charge of the players so I speak to the players.”

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