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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals how Erling Haaland impressed him in training

Erling Haaland in action for Borussia Dortmund

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no doubts about Erling Haaland’s improvement and has revealed the player used to bully his teammates during Molde training sessions.

Earlier, Solskjaer managed the Norwegian striker at Molde and was close to convincing the 20-year-old to make a move to Old Trafford in December 2019.

Asked if he knew Haaland would be a success when he first saw him in action, United boss told Sky Sports: “Yeah. You can see the personality.

“He came as a 16-year-old, of course, you never know with injuries, he struggled really badly with bad knees when he came. But I could see someone with a personality.

“I remember him brushing off and putting our centre-back and centre midfielders, two big, massive lads, he put them on the floor and asked them to get up. He’s a winner.

“He’s got a great personality, of course. He’s proving everyone how good a player he is.

“We played against Zenit in the Europa League play-off and the referee came to me after and said, ‘he’ll play in the Champions League soon’. We did know.

“He’s a top personality. I played with Alf [Haaland’s father], he’s a bit old school in that respect. He’s a winner.”

Source: Metro UK

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