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Man United will regret not signing Erling Haaland

thesportreview: The Red Devils were thought to be close to completing a deal to sign the highly-rated Norway international in the January transfer window to bolster their attack.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had worked with Haaland during his spell in charge of Molde before the teenager moved to RB Salzburg.

However, Haaland opted to complete a move to Borussia Dortmund rather than Manchester United in the January transfer window in the next step in his blossoming career.

Reports at the time suggested that a potential deal was scuppered due to problems between Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and the Manchester United board as well as some of the striker’s demands.

Former Manchester United midfielder Scholes reckons that the Red Devils will end up regretting the fact that they couldn’t get a deal for the prolific Norway striker over the line.

Asked during an interview with BBC Radio Five Live whether Man United should have signed Haaland, Scholes replied: “Yes.

“Do you know what, when all the talk was about, I hadn’t seen a lot of him.

“But then once the German football came back and I watched him properly, I thought: ‘Why did Manchester United not just pay whatever anybody wanted for him?’

“He looks that good, he’s still young, and he’s an out-and-out goal-scorer. He’s quick as well, he’s got real pace.

“He’s a big lad, he’s a presence, and he scores goals – and that’s priceless.

“Looking back – and do you know what, he still might be available, who knows, in time – but United are going to have to pay big, big money for him. But so what? He looks the real deal.”

Haaland has already scored 13 times and has made two assists in 14 appearances in the Bundesliga since his move to Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January.

The Norway international has enjoyed a staggeringly prolific season for Salzburg and Dortmund, having netted a combined 44 times in 40 games for both clubs.

The Dortmund striker, who is the son of former Leeds United and Manchester City midfielder Alfe Inge Haaland, has netted 65 times in 112 games in all competitions for Molde, Salzburg and Dortmund.

Although Manchester United missed out on the teenage prospect, Mason Greenwood’s current form will help to soften the blow of that transfer disappointment.

The 18-year-old scored twice in a 5-2 rout of Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday to help Manchester United keep the pressure on Chelsea FC in the top-four race.

Manchester United will take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Thursday night.

Source: Published by thesportreview

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Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

United manager knows what is good for his team

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Nice one

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Nice one

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
1 month ago

That can’t be true

Oluwatimilehin olakunle
Oluwatimilehin olakunle
1 month ago

Thanks

ndubuisi victor njakor
ndubuisi victor njakor
1 month ago

that is good move for the man-united manager

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
1 month ago

Nice info

Sanusi Maryam
Sanusi Maryam
1 month ago

Man united don’t know Erling value, if at all he know His value, man united would have sign him

Onusiriuka Ezichi
Onusiriuka Ezichi
1 month ago

No regrets please

Cherry
Cherry
1 month ago

Hmmm

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

Ok.

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
1 month ago

True

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

they know what they are doing

Ayuba Dong Yakot
Ayuba Dong Yakot
1 month ago

The manager knows what he wants

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
1 month ago

Man u should go for him, because he is a good player

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Great one

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
1 month ago

There won’t be regret

James Jeremiah
James Jeremiah
1 month ago

Big loss for man united

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
1 month ago

Really

EMEKA NWANKWOALA
EMEKA NWANKWOALA
1 month ago

Regretting no.

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

Ole should be allowed to make his decision

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
1 month ago

United will never regrt

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
1 month ago

goal machine

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

Not really

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
1 month ago

Nice update

BLESSING IGONI
BLESSING IGONI
1 month ago

NICE UPDATE

Smart oyewole
Smart oyewole
1 month ago

A very good player indeed but is too early to decide who if man utd will really regret not signing him

Oyewale Emmanuel
Oyewale Emmanuel
1 month ago

Lets watch and see

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

I am in supports of man u

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

That’s not true

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

That might be true

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

nice one

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Nice update.

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

They really need a skillful player like Haaland at Man United

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
1 month ago

Nice one

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
1 month ago

The player made his choice na

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
1 month ago

They can never regret it

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
1 month ago

good one

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
1 month ago

Nice one

Udochukwu mmesoma precious
Udochukwu mmesoma precious
1 month ago

Nice one

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
1 month ago

Not true

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
1 month ago

Man united are already regretting not signing him

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

It is ridiculous, Manchester united will not regret signing him

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
1 month ago

Okay

Ogunleye Michael Adetomiwa
Ogunleye Michael Adetomiwa
1 month ago

Nice one

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
1 month ago

He is a good player

Olaleye Hassan olalekan
Olaleye Hassan olalekan
1 month ago

For sure

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
1 month ago

Raw talent

Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
1 month ago

Man United won’t regret not signing him because he may still not play well in England.

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
1 month ago

Haaland is a great player