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Paul Scholes insists Erling Haaland is ‘perfect signing’ for Man Utd but admits Man City could have the edge

  • April 14, 2021

Erling Haaland
Haaland on the radar of Europe’s elite (Picture: Getty)

Paul Scholes insists Erling Haaland would be the ‘perfect’ signing for Manchester United this summer, but fears Manchester City may have the edge in the race for his signature.

Haaland is wanted by Europe’s elite with the striker’s agent Mino Raiola and father Alf Inge Haaland having already held talks with both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

United, City and Chelsea have also been credited with firm interest in the Norway international who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed a debut to at Molde back in 2017.

United were unsuccessful in their attempts to sign Haaland in 2019 but Scholes believes the connection between the 20-year-old and Solskjaer could help them in their latest bid.

‘He’s got that relationship with Ole and we all know how good he is,’ Scholes told talkSPORT 2.


Erling Haaland
Dortmund determined to keep Haaland in Germany this summer (Picture: Getty)

‘Man United are desperate for a No. 9, an all-out centre-forward. Haaland would be the perfect choice, of course he would.’

Haaland Snr spent 10 years plying his trade in English football, playing for two of United’s most-hated rivals in Leeds United and City between 1997 and 2003.

And while he hopes to see the Borussia Dortmund star arrive at Old Trafford he believes City are undoubtedly a rival.

‘There are a couple of other names out there that could possibly do that,” Scholes added. “You have to think about his dad as well with the City link. That could be strong in this situation.

‘But let’s see. Fingers crossed, if he does move, that he comes to the red side of Manchester.’


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