Manchester United appeared to have solved their goalscoring woes until last week, with a total of 10 goals being netted in their past 4 fixtures alone, and that too against sides likes Tottenham and Man City.
However, this Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Everton saw United revert back to their problems in finding the back of the net despite the repeated efforts of prolific goalscorers likes Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, and Anthony Martial.
As a result, there has been much talk about obtaining a striker or an offensive player in the upcoming winter transfer window and now the club may have landed at one.
According to David Ornstein of the Athletic, Manchester United has made major strides in their pursuit to acquire Erling Braut Haaland. The 19-year-old Norwegian has been linked to the Red Devils for quite a while now and this has been the biggest alleged development yet ahead of the winter window.
Ornstein claims that Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer traveled to Austria on Friday to meet with the representatives of the player. It is believed that the youngster has given encouragement to see the deal through.
Further still, the biggest promise in this new claim is that RB Salzburg is willing to sell the player in the January window itself. As of such, Solskjaer and company could easily have their alternate striker in time for the second half of the season.
This is despite other claims suggesting interest from various outfits for Haaland’s signature as well the actual matter of his transfer fee, which has varied from reasonable to straight-up outrageous.
If actual contact was made between all the above-mentioned parties, then the Norwegian and Molde link is likely to spark some hope of the deal going through.
Solskjaer has heavily underplayed the possibility of mega deals in January so this saga will develop in the days to come.