Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has actually firmly insisted that he attempted to convince Manchester United to indication Erling Haaland as a teen, just for his pleas to be disregarded.
Solskjaer supervise Haaland’s advancement throughout their particular spell at Molde in between 2017 and 2018 prior to the previous rejoined Man Utd, to start with as caretaker supervisor prior to getting the task on an irreversible basis.
Speaking to an audience at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on Friday night, Solskjaer exposed that he attempted to convince United to handle the then up-and-coming Haaland when Jose Mourinho was supervisor.
“I got in contact with United because we had this talented striker who they should have had,” Solskjaer stated.
“But they didn’t listen, unfortunately. Four million, I asked for. But they never signed him. Four million! Don’t ask [where he is now]. He’s too good.”
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United did make an effort to sign Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020 when Solskjaer was at the helm, however the striker rather picked to sign up with Borussia Dortmund.
He would go on to score a tremendous 86 objectives in 89 video games throughout two-and-a-half seasons for BVB prior to finishing a £51.2m transfer to Manchester City last summer season, following in the steps of his dad Alf-Inge.
Haaland has actually currently climaxed for a lot of Premier League objectives scored in a single project, discovering the net 35 times in his launching project.
City are likewise on the cusp of winning the treble. They lead the Premier League by a point from Arsenal however with a video game in hand, face Real Madrid in the 2nd leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday and handle Man Utd in the FA Cup last in June.
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