Erling Haaland’s father hasn’t ruled out Manchester United move
Erling Haaland’s father hasn’t ruled out a move to Manchester United for his son, despite a story that doesn’t suggest Old Trafford is his favorite place.
There is no doubt that any club in the world would want to sign Haaland right now, with the Borussia Dortmund forward in incredible form in the last 18 months or so.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to add a striker to his squad this summer as a priority, and Haaland is his number one choice.
Many fans believe his father’s history with United, having played for rivals Manchester City and Leeds United, means the forward will not be moving to Old Trafford.
this united fanbase is really cheated if they expect Haaland to join in after what roy keane did to his dad in town
– jA (@ jai_600) March 25, 2021
However, that is not necessarily the case, with Alf Inge refusing to rule out any move to United, when discussing his son’s future.
“Manchester United have been very successful in recent years,” the former City player told German media Sport1 in January, when asked about the club.
“The club are also trying to build something new there. But drawing a comparison now is not that easy because it [Erling] is already playing in Dortmund.
“They are two very traditional clubs with a great fan base and a glorious history. Man United are a very proud club, as are Dortmund in Germany.”
United will be far from the only side wanting to sign Haaland of course, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid also among those linked to the 20-year-old.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge of former Red Bull Salzburg striker at Molde, and the pair are believed to have a good relationship.
The forward’s father, however, cautioned against his son choosing a team based solely on the coach, adding: “You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach.
“I think that’s the most important thing, besides how the club has been over the past five or ten years and the direction it has taken.
“Because it is dangerous to just sign for a coach because he can suddenly be sacked.”
Solskjaer could have signed a new deal at Old Trafford this summer and the club recently appointed their first director of football, suggesting they are at least planning a prosperous future!