Erling Haaland informed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he DID want to join Manchester United in December… only for him to opt for Borussia Dortmund after Red Devils refused to deal with his agent Mino Raiola
- Erling Haaland met with Manchester United representatives back in December
- The 19-year-old reportedly told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wanted to join the club
- However, United were not keen on dealing with the star’s agent – Mino Raiola
- As a result, the Norway international utlimately ended up at Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland told Manchester United that he wanted to move to Old Trafford, only to change his mind just weeks later.
The Norwegian was one of the most sought after strikers in Europe last month following his incredible form for Red Bull Salzburg, both domestically and in the Champions League.
He held meetings with several clubs during December, including United in order to suss out which move he preferred.
According to reports, Erling Haaland told Manchester United that he wished to join the club
And according to The Athletic, the 19-year-old told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward that he had his heart set on pulling on the Red Devils jersey.
That never came to fruition however, with Haaland eventually opting for a move to Borussia Dortmund, where he has thrived – with 11 goals in his first seven appearances.
That decision was ultimately down to United’s desire not to deal with his agent Mino Raiola, with whom the club have an ongoing feud.
Manchester United, meanwhile, turned to Odion Ighalo as a short-term fix to solve their striker problems.