Erling Haaland’s comments give Man Utd transfer hope

Manchester United missed out on Erling Haaland last January as he switched Red Bull Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund.

The Norwegian striker has gone from strength to strength since heading to the Bundesliga side, leaving United wondering what could have been after missing out.

But, according to The Athletic, Haaland remains on their wish-list and is top of their desired attacking targets.

It is claimed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants to sign a new central striker as a focal point to his long-term plans with Haaland the dream option.

Haaland is understood to have a €75 million (about £68 million) release clause that will become active in the summer of 2022.

Man Utd are still keen on Erling Haaland as their future star up front

And past comments from Haaland on Solskjaer, the manager who gave him his senior debut as a teenager at Molde, will give the Red Devils ongoing hope they could one day tempt him to Old Trafford.

Haaland told TV2 last year: “He (Solskjaer) has had a huge impact on my life, both as a person and as a trainer.

“He won the Champions League and was an incredibly good player. He has taught me a lot.”

He then added his Premier League dream, stating: “I have dreamed of playing for the best clubs in the world my whole life, and I especially like English football.”

The striker was born in Leeds, when father Alfe-Inge was playing as a midfielder for the Elland Road club.

And his father also reiterated his Premier League dreams as he continued to deliberate over his future last year.

Alfe-Inge told talkSPORT: “At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen, I don’t know. It is a very tough league.

“Up to now he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know.”

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