Manchester United might have an edge in the hunt for hotshot striker Erling Haaland with their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having ties with the player from their time together at Molde.
The Norwegian youngster has been in sensational form in this 2020-21 season, scoring a whopping 33 goals in 32 games. His form has earned him a transfer target for almost every top club in Europe.
The likes of Real Madrid have lacked firepower and are said to be in search of a strike partner, and eventual successor, for Karim Benzema. While Manchester City is understood to be keen on replacing an aging Sergio Aguero. And Chelsea is supposedly ready to move on from the struggling Timo Werner.
Elsewhere, Manchester United, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Barcelona, in addition to the aforementioned, are also reportedly in life for the 20-year-old striker.
As it stands, the Borussia Dortmund sensation is expected to spark one of the most fiercely contested transfer battles in football in the summer – and the Red Devils might just have an edge over others, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in their ranks.
According to AS [via Metro], United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “keeps on calling” Erling Haaland in an attempt to lure him to Old Trafford. The report also reveals that Solskjaer’s interest in signing his compatriot dates back to the youngster’s RB Salzburg days.
On the other hand, Manchester United might have an edge over others in the race to sign the striker because of his relationship with their manager Solskjaer, with the pair having worked together at Molde.