Can Manchester United still sign Erling Haaland after missing out on the striker in January?

Manchester United wanted to sign Erling Haaland in the January transfer window but the teenager rebuffed their advances and ultimately joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

The Red Devils were scouring the market for finding a striker throughout the window and had set their sights on signing the 19-year-old.

The Norwegian’s explosive form in the Austrian Bundesliga for Red Bull Salzburg had sparked interest from Old Trafford who were short of firepower after Marcus Rashford suffered a long term injury.

Haaland took the Austrian league by storm from the very beginning, scoring 17 league goals in just 16 matches.

He started his career in 2016 by joining his hometown club Bryne FK before moving to Molde where he spent two years, racking up 39 league appearances and scoring 14 league goals.

Solskjaer’s side were disappointed after they missed out on such a gem of a player who opted to play in Germany for Dortmund rather than come to England.

However, the Manchester club can still sign the talented teenager, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol. He quoted an agent who believed that the forward’s move to the Premier League is still possible.

He said:

“On Haaland, I got a couple of messages from an agent last week who wanted to correct me for something I had said on The Transfer Show.

“He was watching and messaged me while we were on air. We had been discussing United’s search for a striker and I made the wholly unoriginal point that they should have paid whatever it took to sign Haaland – the same Haaland who has scored seven times in his first three games for Borussia Dortmund.

“He told me that United had no chance of signing Haaland.

“He said he had known the striker since he was a five-year-old boy and it had always been his dream to play in Germany.

“According to the agent, Haaland will play in the Premier League one day but the plan was always for him to move to the Bundesliga last month.

“So, as far as United are concerned, it’s not a case of what might have been but a case of what could still be.”

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