Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is still in touch with Erling Haaland and has refused to rule out the possibility of bringing the striker to the club in the future.
Solskjaer, who worked with Haaland at Molde, missed out on the Norwegian international when he chose to sign for Borussia Dortmund from FC Salzburg in January 2020.
However, Dortmund are facing a battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League after slipping off the pace in the Bundesliga, raising the possibility that Haaland could be allowed to leave as early as this summer.
“When you have had kids and players through as a coach, you follow them and I keep in touch with Erling,” Solskjaer said at a news conference on Wednesday.
“It’s great to see him become the player he has become and [how] he works to improve all the time. He’s a Dortmund player, we just wish him well there and let’s see what life will bring later on.
“You know I can’t speak about Erling, he’s with Borussia Dortmund and it’s disrespectful to talk about it apart from I know him and speak to him. Who wasn’t interested in him a year ago? Everybody would say you take the best players in the world,” he said.
Haaland, who has scored 43 goals in 43 games for Dortmund, has a release clause in his contract that can be activated from June 2022.
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By Ofhani Munyai