Man United transfer news: Solskjaer is reportedly set to beat his rival Jurgen Klopp in the race for Norwegian wonderkid, Isak Hansen-Aaroen.
Manchester United have been impressive under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The side is yet to concede a draw or loss in six games under the Norwegian’s charge.
United edged past Tottenham 1-0 in the last weekend’s clash, with Marcus Rashford’s goal being the sole difference between the two sides. However, United’s goalkeeper David De Gea was immense for the side as he made 11 saves in the second half.
In the transfer market, however, it looks increasingly unlikely that Manchester United will make attempts to add a player to their roster, despite being heavily linked with few of the biggest names in European football at the moment.
But according to Norway’s newspaper Bergens Tidende, Solskjaer is finally convincing the Manchester United board to poach a Norwegian wonderkid ahead of club’s arch-rivals, Liverpool.
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The Norwegian media outlet has reported that Isak-Hansen Aaroen, the 14-year-old wonderkid has attracted interest from Premier League’s two biggest clubs, Manchester United and Liverpool.
However, Solskjaer’s side has an upper hand in the transfer negotiations for the player.
Manchester United ‘to sign Norwegian wonderkid’ – beating Liverpool FC to his signature: Man Utd are believed to be leading the race to sign Tromso prodigy Isak Hansen-Aaroen, with Liverpool and Everton also said to have registered their interest https://t.co/zlUNFksZZn
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Bergens Tidende reports that Tromsø IL’s (the side Aaroen currently plays for) chiefs, Svein Morten Johansen and Kristian Hoydal travelled to England to have a meeting with Manchester United officials.
It has also been reported that the player had a trial with Liverpool last year, but the newspaper claims that the Aaroen prefers a move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United cannot sign the player until he turns 16, but a pre-contract could be reached with the club for his transfer.
The 14-year-old is an attacking midfielder.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 15, 2019
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United in talks for 14yo Norwegian youngster Isak Hansen-Aaroen?
United began talks last fall and now Tromso staff are traveling to Manchester to formalize the deal according to the daily Bergens Tidende#MUFC Academy https://t.co/0ef3JL8bOv
— Fletch™ (@FletchTM) January 15, 2019
Trending: Solskjaer set to make first Man Utd signing with 14-year-old wonderkid Isak Hansen-Aaroen flying in for https://t.co/l6hI38NKZN
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In other transfer news, it was reported by Sky Sports’ Jim White that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is losing his patience with Marouane Fellaini and that the player is on ‘borrowed time.’
He stated that the caretaker manager has problems with Fellaini’s attitude.
The Belgian midfielder has only played three minutes of Premier League football since the arrival of Solskjaer.