Man Utd face Erling Haaland repeat as Dortmund ‘keen to take’ wonderkid


Manchester United face an Erling Haaland repeat as Borussia Dortmund are ‘keen to take’ a teenage star. The Red Devils missed out on signing a young Haaland due to a ‘time zone mix up’ resulting in the Norwegian striker signing for Red Bull Salzburg instead.

Chicago Fire midfielder Brian Gutierrez has caught the attention of clubs from across Europe due to making 74 appearances for the MLS club despite being just 19 years old. The Daily Mail report that United are amongst the teams interested in the youngster along with Rangers, Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Leipzig and Girona.

However, problems about getting the attacking midfielder a work permit in the UK will play into the hands of German sides Dortmund and Leipzig who could lock the youngster into a long-term contract. This comes after United missed out on the chance of signing Haaland before he became a huge star in Germany.

The Mirror report that Scandinavian scout and former Millwall keeper Bryan King spotted Haaland as a youngster when he scored from the halfway line whilst playing for Norway under-15s. King said: “I was surprised that no English club went in for him even at that young age. He looked an old English type centre-forward, very powerful.

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“It didn’t matter who he was playing against – if it was a 16-year-old or a 20-year-old. He would just knock them out of the way.” It was former United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who signed Haaland from his boyhood club of Bryne while manager of Molde.

When Solskjaer was appointed United manager he wanted to take Haaland with him, only for a mix-up over the time zones allowing Borussia Dortmund to sweep in. A United representative was arranged to ring Haaland’s agent Jim Solbakken at 9am and finalise a deal worth £3million plus add ons.

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