Monday, March 4, 2024

I asked Man Utd to pay £4 million for Haaland but they turned me down – Solskjær

Ole Gunnar Solskjær claims Manchester United turned down his recommendation to sign in-form Erling Haaland.

Solskjær, a former Manchester United gaffer, was Haaland’s coach at Norwegian side Molde before he (the striker) moved to RB Salzburg and later Borussia Dortmund.

While Haaland has now joined United’s city rivals Manchester City ( for £50 million) where he has bagged 51 goals in his debut season, Solskjær said the Old Trafford outfit could have gotten the Norwegian for just £4 million.

“I called United about six months before I took over and told them that I’d got this striker that we had but they didn’t listen,” he told Sun Sport. “I asked for £ 4 million for Haaland but they didn’t sign him.”

Following the striker’s prolific form, he is now valued at around £200 million and on course to winning a treble in his maiden season in the English Premier League.

His side City can take a giant stride towards a third consecutive Premier League title by beating Everton this weekend but rejuvenated Arsenal have not given up hope of springing a surprise.

Manchester City are hot favourites to wrap up their fifth Premier League trophy in six seasons but face a potentially tricky trip to Everton on Sunday.

Sean Dyche’s side clawed their way out of the relegation zone with a confidence-boosting 5-1 win at Brighton earlier this week.

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