Solskjaer believes things are going on well with Haaland transfer pursuit after revealing he has personally been on the striker’s trail
Erling Haaland still remains the name on most club’s striking want list with Man United not an exemption following comments from the Red Devils manager.
Man United are concerned with Cavani’s age and landing another striker is considered within the backroom as the club also hopes to push Martial to top form with a striker’s arrival.
The Red Devils had met the 20-year-old’s release clause during his days at Salzburg but failing to reach personal terms served as a stumbling block as Dortmund came from behind to snatch the deal.
Speaking to Skysports, Solskjaer disclosed his old relationship with Haaland gives United an edge in pursuit as he assures he has been on his former player’s radar.
“It’s quite certain Erling will have a fantastic career and I have always said that,” Ole said. “I follow Erling closely. Was it 18 months we spent together or thereabouts? Almost two years maybe. It was a fantastic time.
“He will definitely have a super career both for Norway and for his club. He’s doing incredibly well for Dortmund, so we have to see where he ends up. As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, of course it’s great to see he is doing so well.”
The striker is contracted to BVB until 2024 with a €75m release clause that comes into effect in the summer of 2022 as a lot of top flight clubs are already in chase for his signature.
“We will do our best to become a better team,” Solskjaer added. “And he will do his best to be a better player, but where will he end up? I do not want to say anything apart from wishing him all the best. The choice he makes is up to him.”
Netting 4 goals in 21 minutes is one of Erling Haaland’s life memory that he will never forget with this coming during his days under Ole Solskjaer.
Haaland netted the sensational haul against the then unbeaten league leaders; Brann during his second season under Solskjaer at Molde.
“I guess Erling remembers when we sat at Lubbenes (Molde’s training ground) the day before the match against Brann,” Ole continued. “I felt that was an important day for Molde, him and our relationship.
“He had a very bad period before that. He probably remembers it himself. It is really enjoyable to follow him. He will have a long, long, long career that will exceed most of what any Norwegian footballers have experienced.”
Erling Haaland played hero today when he netted the last goal in Dortmund’s 2-2 Frankfurt clash with the Signal Iduna Park now sitting 6th on the Bundesliga table.