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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he is keeping an eye on Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland’s progress in what may be a possible indication of interest in the player’s transfer.
The young and exciting Norwegian international has been in sensational goal-scoring form of late, scoring an enormously impressive 39 goals in just 41 appearances for Dortmund, and also scoring 28 goals in 22 games for Red Bull Salzburg last season.
Solskjaer will undoubtedly know Haaland well from their time together at Molde, and United fans will hope that that connection could perhaps lead the 20-year-old to Old Trafford at some point.
Man Utd clearly needs a new signing up front in no time, with goals running out for Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial this season.
Edinson Cavani has proven to be a useful signing, but he is aging and is surely nearing the end of his career at the highest level, even if it is a decent option in the short term.
Haaland, however, looks set for a long and successful career ahead and Solskjaer seems to share that view.
“Erling will have a fantastic career,” Solskjaer told the Norwegian outlet. VG.
“I am following Erling. I’ve always said that. Was it 18 months together or something? Almost two years, maybe. A wonderful time. He will definitely have a great career for both Norway and his club.
“He is doing incredibly well with Dortmund so we’ll see where he ends up. As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, of course it’s fun that he does it so well.
“We will do what we can to become a better team, then he will do what he can to become a better player. Where does it end? I don’t want to say anything more than that, that I wish you all the best. The decision I make may be up to him. “