Manchester United Refused To £4 Million For Erling Haaland – Solskjaer Reveals
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By Ebube Dike
Former Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that his former employers rebuffed his advice to sign current Premier League top scorer, Erling Haaland 6 years ago.
Solskjaer hit out at the club for failing to take his advice and sign the striker, now flying at City
Solskjaer was Haaland’s coach at Norwegian side Molde and recommended the young striker to United at the time, but no move materlialised and Haaland is now breaking records across town at Manchester City.
Speaking at An Evening with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, reported by The Athletic, the Norwegian revealed that United had missed out on signing Haaland for just £4m.
“I got in contact with United because we had this talented striker who they should have had.
“But they didn’t listen, unfortunately. Four million, I asked for. But they never signed him. Four million! Don’t ask [where he is now]. He’s too good!” He said
Solskjaer also called on the Glazer family to push through a takeover, saying the facilities have been allowed to decay and claiming that United ‘need to catch up with the other teams’.
“It needs to be done,” he said. “Old Trafford is neglected. The training ground has been neglected. We need to catch up with the other teams.”
Manchester City signed Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £51m in June.
He went on to score a record 35 Premier League and 12 UEFA Champions League goals as Manchester City keep hope of their back-to-back League title.
Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s Manager on 19 December 2018 on till end of the season.
On 28 March 2019, having won 14 of his 19 matches in charge, Solskjær signed a three-year contract to take over as Manchester United manager on a permanent basis but was sacked in November