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Is Erling Braut Haaland the solution to Man United’s striking problems?

Erling Braut Haaland is wanted at Manchester United. [Image: AP]

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given the go ahead for the Red Devils to sign sensational young striker Erling Braut Haaland, according to Dagbladet.

The Norwegian newspaper claim Solskjaer, who had previously been hesitant in giving the go-ahead for the deal to happen, has now been over impressed by the young striker’s fantastic goal-scoring return.

Haaland, 19, is in superb form this season, scoring 26 goals in 18 appearances in all competition already this campaign, making him possibly the hottest teenage striker across Europe at the moment. Little wonder why most of the big clubs are after him.

The Red Bull Salzburg striker is no local champion, and has proven his worth in Europe’s biggest stage – the UEFA Champions League, with an incredible 7 goals. Scoring in each of his last 4 games, making him the highest goalscorer in the competition thus far.

United boss Solskjaer is no stranger to the teenage striker, having managed the exciting youngster while he was at former club Molde.

But now, Solskjaer is ready to take things a notch higher and has called for the immediate signing of his young compatriot, according to the Norwegian newspaper.

Asides being his compatriot and managing the sensational striker in the past, Solskjaer is desperately in need of reinforcement upfront after losing both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan in the summer, without the club bringing in any replacement whatsoever.

We are definitely short of striking options upfront and someone as gifted as Haaland will be a fantastic addition to the club, to also help take off some of the burden on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martials shoulders.

So go on United, get him!


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