Solskjaer confirms he is ‘in contact’ with Man Utd target Haaland

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Manchester United remain interested in the signature of Erling Haaland this summer and revealed he ‘keeps in touch’ with the player.

Haaland is one of the most sought-after players now having scored 17 goals in 17 Bundesliga games this season, notching another eight in five starts in the Champions League.

Mino Raiola, Haaland’s agent, suggested in a recent interview that there are as many as four teams from the Premier League looking to sign him.

The Red devils attempted to sign Haaland before his move to Dortmund, with Solskjaer sharing a close relationship with the player having managed him during his early days at Molde.

And the two remain in contact with Solskjaer not ruling out a possible reunion later down the line.

‘I think when you have had kids and players through as a coach you follow them,’ Solskjaer told reporters ahead of their clash with Real Sociedad on Thursday.

‘I keep in touch with Erling – it is great to see him become the player he has become. ‘He is a Dortmund player and we wish him well there. Let’s see what life will bring later on.’

And while they were unable to sign Haaland last summer, Solskjaer remains very satisfied with the club’s other business over the last two years.

‘You know I can’t speak about Erling because he’s at Dortmund and I think it’s disrespectful to talk too much apart from I know him and speak to him,’ Solskjaer continued.

‘Who weren’t interested in him a year ago? Everyone would say you’d take best in the world and Erling, he is a top player.

‘But for me, with recruitment, we’ve done well. The boy sat next to me [Daniel James], Bruno [Fernandes] as you say, I think the signings I’ve made since I’ve come to the club have all added and contributed to the squad.

‘We have to complement what we have in our group with other types of players and also young players. ‘I’m happy with our recruitment model and the processes we go through.’


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