Former boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that he told the club to sign the Norwegian striker.
Solskjaer knew Haaland very well from their time together at Molde and things could have turned out very differently if the Red Devils had sanctioned the £4million fee.
Speaking to the Sun, Solskjaer said,
“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.
“I asked for £4million for Haaland but they didn’t sign him.”
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Erling Haaland won the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award with the largest share of votes since the Premier League era started (82%) 🔥 pic.twitter.com/wYvSu581FE
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The superstar would move to RB Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund before coming to the Premier League with Man City.