Manchester United missed out on signing Erling Haaland for £3million

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Manchester United missed out on the opportunity to sign Norwegian wonder-kid Erling Haaland due to a logistical error from one of United’s representative report the Daily Mirror.

The report claims that United were due to speak to Haaland’s agent Jim Solbakken at 9am to finalise the terms of a £3m plus add ons deal but Norway is one hour ahead of the UK and the call was missed.

Haaland then agreed to join Salzburg when United didn’t call back making the Old Trafford side miss out on what could have been one of the best bargains of all time.

United are still interested in Haaland though and Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has said he keeps ‘in touch’ with the Borussia Dortmund star.

According to the Daily Mail, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he keeps in regular contact with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

Haaland is one of footballs most sought after strikers after the youngster has scored a mouthwatering 92 goals in his first 137 senior appearances.

‘I keep in touch with Erling – it is great to see him become the player he has become. He is a Dortmund player and we wish him well there. Let’s see what life will bring later on.’

Solskjaer managed the Norwegian striker at Molde and when he was probed about a possible pursuit of Haaland Solskjaer responded: ‘One, you know I can’t speak too much about Erling – it’s disrespectful to say more than I know him and speak to him.

‘Who wasn’t interested in him a year ago? For me in our recruitment we have done well. The signings we have made since I came to the club have all contributed. 

‘We have to compliment what we already have with other players. I am happy with our model.’

The 20-year-old will be available for £68million in June of 2022 when his current contract with Borussia Dortmund expires.


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