I know we keep harping on about it, but Manchester United are desperate for a new goal source.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looks toothless in attack and the United gaffer is personally paying for the decision to thin out the squad. However, it seems to me he’s trying to right those wrongs – possibly as early as January.
Now a new name has been thrown into the ring as a potential signing; Erling Braut Haaland.
According to AS, the prolific 19-year-old forward could be a ‘major target’ for United – but only if Solskjaer is ‘still on the Old Trafford bench’.
That makes sense given the fact that Haaland, like Solskjaer, comes from Norway and the pair actually worked together at Molde FK.
In the 2019/20 season, Haaland has been electric – scoring eighteen goals in just eleven appearances, including four in two Champions League games for Austrian side RB Salzburg.
He’s an extremely gifted young man who’s only improving at this stage in his career, hence why United will face heavy competition to sign the teenager. AS state that Real Madrid are keen on signing the striker, too, and due to their Champions League participation you’d have to admit that they’d immediately be front-runners to sign him if it was a two-way battle.
Who knows, perhaps the fact that he’s worked with Solskjaer could sway it in our favour. Though his father, Alfie Inge, who played for both Leeds and Manchester City, may have something to say about that…