Manchester United was one of the clubs with major interest in signing Erling Braut Haaland in January. The Norwegian finally signed for Borussia Dortmund and has been impressing in the Bundesliga. Man Utd legend Paul Scholes feels his club should have pushed harder to sign Haaland in Janaury.
Asked if United should have put in more effort to sign Haaland, Scholes had a short answer: “Yes”, he told BBC Radio. The Norwegian powerhouse has scored 16 goals in 18 appearances for Dortmund since he joined them from RB Salzburg in a deal worth €24m.
“Do you know what, when all the talk was about, I hadn’t seen a lot of him, but then once the German football came back and I watched him properly, I thought: ‘Why did Manchester United not just pay whatever anybody wanted for him?’”
“He looks that good, he’s still young, and he’s an out-and-out goalscorer. He’s quick as well, he’s got real pace. He’s a big lad, he’s a presence, and he scores goals – and that’s priceless. Looking back – and do you know what, he still might be available, who knows, in time – but United are going to have to pay big, big money for him. But so what? He looks the real deal.”