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Man United Transfer: Manchester United fuels interest for ex-Manchester City player’s son

Tanish Chachra

Man United Transfer: Manchester United fuels interest for ex-Manchester City player's son

Man United Transfer: Manchester United fuels their interest for the son of ex-Manchester City player, as he has turned out to be a bright prospect.

Manchester United is seeking for new recruits in the squad amidst the rebuild plans at the Old Trafford and Ole Solskjaer has spotted his compatriot Erling Haaland as a suitable candidate to bolster his attack.

Hence, according to a report by the Athletic, United manager asked Simon Wells to specifically monitor the 19-year-old, and the scout took in a Champions League game featuring Haaland.

Solskjaer has previously mentored Haaland at the pair’s former club Molde with Haaland scoring three goals in Solskjaer’s final five games in charge of the Norwegian side in the autumn of 2018.

The teenage sensation has made a breakthrough in the football world after scoring 5 hattricks in this season and scaring the European champions Liverpool at their own den- the Anfield.

Thus, Haaland is the hottest prospect in the European market and every big club sooner or later will be in a rat race to sign his services. But, Manchester United is applying its early trade to fetch the prodigy.

Presently, Manchester United’s frontline is short of resources as injury to either of Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial brings a burden on the academy players.

Moreover, the Red Devils are also looking to invest in their future with Rashford and Martial cementing themselves at the club at such a young age. Additionally, with Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes breaking into scene Haaland would be the icing on the cake.

Meanwhile, Haaland’s father has a history with Manchester United, as Alf-Inge Haaland used to play for Manchester United and was badly hit by Roy Keane on the knee who allegedly settled his bad blood with him.

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Although initially seem to recover early from the blow, later Alf-Inge Haaland was forced to take early retirement from football at the age of 32 due to recurring injuries on the same knee.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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