A British report revealed how Manchester United squandered the opportunity to sign for a small fee years ago with Norwegian star Erling Haaland, who ended up in the other city pole, Manchester City.
And the newspaper “The Sun” confirmed that the Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, former coach of Manchester United, advised the club’s management to sign his compatriot Halland, when he was defending the colors of the Norwegian “Molde” team.
The newspaper quoted Solskjaer as saying that he offered – when he was coach of “Molde” in 2018 – to Manchester United to sign Haaland for 4 million pounds (4.5 million euros), but the club’s management did not listen to his advice.
Solskjaer previously supervised Haaland’s training while working with his “Molde” team, before the player moved to Austrian Salzburg in 2019, and then to Borussia Dortmund in 2020 and then Manchester City (2022), who contracted him for 57 million euros.
According to the same newspaper, Solskjaer had confirmed to Manchester United management that the “Norwegian Hurricane” – whose current market value is 170 million euros – is able to write history with the club and break records, which is exactly what he is doing now, but in the blue part of Manchester. .
Solshire supervised Manchester United’s training between 2018 and 2021, and his best achievement was achieving second place in the English Premier League football ranking table, in the 2020-2021 season.
Before the start of the current season, Manchester United suffered from signing a box striker, despite the brilliance of Marcus Rashford, who scored 29 goals.
And “The Sun” stated that Rashford’s original position is on the left side, at a time when Anthony Martial and Wouter Figurst failed to perform as expected.
On the other hand, Haaland won yesterday the award for best player in the 2022-2023 season from the Football Critics Association in England, after he scored 51 goals in 47 matches in all tournaments.
The Norwegian player won 82% of the vote, the largest difference in the Premier League era, ahead of Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Martin Odregaard.
Haaland scored 35 goals in the “Premier League” and broke records in the number of goals scored in one season, and surpassed the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool striker (scoring 32 goals in the 2017-2018 season from 38 games), and the English Andy Cole and Alan Shearer (scoring 34 goals in one season). The seasons 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 respectively, but from 42 games).
Haaland has an opportunity to boost his record, with 4 matches remaining at the end of the season for Manchester City (Everton, Chelsea, Brighton, and finally Brentford).