United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shared his thoughts on Erling Haaland’s link to Manchester United and his possible exit from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
The Norwegian says his compatriot will make his own mind up which club he joins this summer. Manchester United and a host of Europe’s elite clubs, including neighbors Manchester City and Barcelona, are all in the race to sign the £150million-rated striker from Borussia Dortmund.
20-year-old Erling Haaland has scored impressive 33 goals in 31 games for BVB this season and has starred in Germany since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg 16 months ago.
Now Solskjaer, who worked with the youngster when he was at Molde, said only the player knows where he wants his career to take him next.
“I’m focusing on the next two months and whatever happens in the world of football, there’s only so many places anyone can go to,” the United boss said to Sky Sports regarding Erling Haaland’s link to Manchester United.
“My focus is on the ones who are here and, even though I worked with Erling, it’s not right for me as Manchester United manager to talk about Erling – he will make his own mind up.”
Then speaking on United’s transfer plans, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: “I think the way the world works at the moment, you’d like to do all your business on the quiet and all your talks on the quiet, but there are platforms everywhere.”
“The news and the media make that more difficult. Hopefully, we can suddenly sit here with players no one has written about.”
“We conduct our recruitment business, scouting, the players that we are interested in, we do it the right way, I hope and feel.”