Borussia Dortmund Striker’s father’s Alf-Inge Haaland Snr has hinted in his comment that his son could join Manchester United.


Erling Haaland has impressed and several clubs with both Manchester Clubs plotting a summer move for the striker. Also, Chelsea are reported to be in the race too but Haaland Snr has hinted at Manchester United move.

“Manchester United have achieved great success in recent years,” he told German outlet Sport1.

“The club is also trying to build something new there. But to draw comparison now is not so easy because he (Erling) is already playing in Dortmund.

“These are two very traditional clubs with a large fan base and a glorious history. Man United is a very proud club, just like Dortmund in Germany.”

Dortmund set to demand £100m-plus to let him go this summer a great business deal compared to the £18million they paid last January.

The Red Devils have been monitoring the Norwegian strike and his Champions League heroics for Red Bull Salzburg interest them. United has been keen on Haaland and wanted to sign him before joining Dortmund but pulled out of talks.

In March last year after Haaland joined Dortmund hi father said: “You never know how it would go in other clubs.

“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.”

According to Haaland Snr, the club package was much more important than the identity of the manager.

“You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach,” he said.

“I think that’s the most important thing, in addition to how the club has been over the last five or 10 years and what direction they’ve taken.

“Because it’s dangerous to just sign for a coach because he can suddenly be sacked,” he said.

As the football world holds its breath it remains to be seen where Haaland will land next season.