Manchester United appear to be back to their scoring ways. The return of Anthony Martial from injury has injected significantly more offensive intent into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that the Old Trafford outfit still don’t have enough quality attacking talent at their disposal. As of such, a striker is amongst the most likely signings that United are touted to make going into the winter transfer window.
In that regard, Solskjaer may have a player in mind, but he won’t be an easy name to acquire.
According to Norwegian outlet Dagbladet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Manchester United to acquire Erling Braut Haaland. The 19-year-old has been sensational for RB Salzburg so far this season, with 26 goals to his name in all competitions, including 5 brilliant hattricks.
Haaland also happens to be a Norwegian but the connection doesn’t stop there with the former United player also having coached the teenager during their shared stint at Molde. This connection is one that fans will be hoping comes though.
However, despite Solskjaer alleged interest, it is evident that any deal will not materialize until the summer transfer window, given that the striker is satisfied with the Austrian Bundesliga outfit at the moment.
Further still, the report doesn’t fully indicate the extent of the transfer fee Haaland is likely to command, although the wording does show hope that Solskjaer has even that aspect sorted out.
As most of the exciting names in European football, United aren’t alone in their pursuit for the starlet and that is bound to complicate matters as well. The Norwegian link alone is unlikely to be a tempting offer, with Champions League football seeming like a bare minimum for any viable option.
Should United pursue the exciting option or stick to developing their existing crop of youngsters?