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Erling Haaland’s father has suggested that the striker snubbed Manchester United move due to concerns over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at the club.
United were eager to sign the Norwegian youngster during the January transfer window, with the club boss looking to bring in a new attacking option to Old Trafford. Yet, Solskjaer had previously worked with the 19-year-old at Molde.
However, Haaland decided to choose Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund over the Red Devils and Haaland Snr has revealed the reason behind his son’s decision.
He said: “It may well have been good, too, if we had chosen a different route. We’ll never get an answer to that. But we are very happy with the clubs he has been in. You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach. I think that’s the most important thing, in addition to how the club has been over the last five or ten years and what direction they’ve taken. Because it’s dangerous to just sign for a coach, because he can suddenly be sacked.”