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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confessed that he is closely following the development of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland.
Since moving to Germany, Haaland has racked up 38 goals in just 40 appearances, a way that has seen the Norwegian international linked with a large movement of money to several of Europe’s best teams, including United, who were beaten by Dortmund. January 2020.
Solskjaer knows Haaland better than most, having worked with the young forward during their time in common with Molde, but refused to be carried away when asked if United would try to lure Haaland to Old Trafford.
“It’s clear that Erling will have a fantastic career,” Solskjaer said. VG. “I’m following Erling. I’ve always said that.
“Did we spend 18 months together or something? Almost two years maybe. A wonderful moment. He will definitely have a great career for both Norway and his club. He is doing incredibly well for Dortmund so we’ll see where he is.” 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. He will do what he can to become a better player. Where does he end up? I don’t want to say anything more than that. I wish him all the best. What choice he makes depends of the “.
Solskjaer’s close relationship with Haaland is often rumored to be an advantage for United in their search for the 20-year-old, and Solskjaer took the opportunity to recall the game that actually saw Haaland announce himself on the senior stage.
It was a meeting with Norwegian league leaders Brann in July 2018, before which Haaland had only two goals in his last 18 matches. After a chat with Solskjaer, he shot home four goals in just 21 minutes.
“I think Erling remembers when we sat in Lubbenes [Molde’s training field] The day before Brann’s game, “Solskjaer started.” I felt that it was an important day for Molde, for him and for our relationship.
“He had a really bad period before that. He probably remembers it himself. It’s great to be with him. He will have a long, long, long career that will surpass most of the experiences of Norwegian footballers.”
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