Man Utd Was Never on Erling Haaland’s List of Potential Clubs to Join; Haaland’s Dad Alfie Reveals

Man Utd Was Never on Erling Haaland’s List of Potential Clubs to Join; Haaland’s Dad Alfie Reveals

Edwin Kiplagat
September 30, 2022 at 10:22 AM
  • Alf-Inge Haaland, Erling Haaland's father, has revealed that Manchester United were never on the list for a possible transfer this past summer
  • With a points system, Manchester City came top of his list, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich also appearing
  • Haaland eventually joined Man City this summer for £51 million and is Premier League's top scorer with 11 goals

Although Erling Haaland was heavily linked to Manchester United last season, the club was not on his list of potential clubs to join, according to his father, Alf-Inge Haaland.

Haaland had a good connection with the then United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as they had worked together at Norwegian side Molde.

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Erling Haaland has scored 11 Premier League goals in just seven Premier League matches. Photos by Mike Hewitt and Rune Hellestad-Corbis.
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Haaland's relationship with Solskjaer saw him heavily linked with United. Haaland's father Alf revealed a list of clubs his son was going to join, and United were surprisingly missing, according to The Sun.

The young striker eventually joined Man City this summer for £51 million and has been tearing the Premier League up since then.

Haaland's father reveals the method of choosing club

His father said they had a system that ranked teams on points, with City coming on top of the list with some of the top teams in Europe.

"On our list, City is the best team. Bayern Munich is No.2. We have Real Madrid as No.3, Paris Saint-Germain No.4. We also have some English teams other than City who are quite good. Liverpool and Chelsea. Also, there is Barcelona. They are sort of in the same row.”

According to AS, his father, who played for the Citizens between 2000 and 2003, also influenced his decision to join City. However, the City goal machine feels a manager doesn't influence his decision.

"I have never transferred to a club because of the manager. But it is a big plus with Guardiola at City, as he is the best manager in the world.”

Haaland working on his plan to become a complete striker

Sports Brief earlier reported on Erling Haaland revealing an elaborate plan to become a complete striker, despite holding the title of the best striker in the world at the moment.

Haaland said he is working on scoring more with his left foot. He's only scored 15 of his 133 goals with his weaker right foot.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.
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