Ole Gunnar Solskjær remains in communication with Erling Haaland, but Manchester United’s manager is uncompromising as to whether the Borussia Dortmund forward may be the target of the future offer made by Old Trafford.

United in January 2019 was close to a deal for the Norwegian, whom Solskjær managed at Molde. But the attempt by Red Bull Salzburg failed because the club balked at financial demands that included a high payout to Mino Raiola, the player’s representative.

Solskjær was asked for his opinion of Haaland, according to The Guardian, and whether he would like him at United.

He said: “As a coach, when you have children and players, you obey them and I keep in touch with Erling. It’s wonderful to see him become the player he’s become and [how] he works all the time to develop. He’s a player from Dortmund. We just wish him well and let’s see what life can bring later on.

I can’t talk about Erling, you know, because he’s at Borussia Dortmund, and it’s rude to talk too much about that, other than I know him and I talk to him. A year ago, who wasn’t interested in him? Everyone will suggest you would take the world’s best players and Erling is a top player.”


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