Erling Haaland would be ‘perfect’ for Manchester United – but Paul Scholes fears Man City may have edge in transfer race for Borussia Dortmund star

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Erling Haaland is the perfect man to end the club’s search for a striker.

The Borussia Dortmund star is linked with every big club in Europe, particularly Man United and Manchester City, following another extraordinary campaign.

Haaland is set to be at the centre of a huge transfer battle this summer

United infamously failed to sign the 20-year-old in January 2020 – and since then the Norwegian has established himself as one of the finest young players in world football.

Meanwhile, at Old Trafford, questions continue to be asked of Anthony Martial up front, while 34-year-old Edinson Cavani cannot be considered a long-term solution.

Scholes, the iconic Red Devils midfielder, hopes Haaland’s relationship with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who coached him at Molde, could help his former club win the race for the £150m-rated forward this summer.

Scholes made 718 appearances for United – the third most of any player in their history
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“He’s got that relationship with Ole and we all know how good he is,” Scholes told talkSPORT 2.

“Man United are desperate for a No. 9, an all-out centre-forward. Haaland would be the perfect choice, of course he would.”

However, Scholes fears City might have the edge as Haaland’s father played for them back in the day.

Haaland’s dad, former footballer Alfe-Inge, told talkSPORT in 2019 that his son is built for the Premier League
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Alf-Inge Haaland spent three years at both Leeds and City, United’s two fiercest rivals, and was famously on the end of a disgraceful tackle from Roy Keane during a Manchester derby.

Alf-Inge, who recently sat down with Real Madrid and Barcelona to discuss his son’s future alongside agent Mino Raiola, will play a big part in any potential transfer.

“There are a couple of other names out there that could possibly do that,” Scholes added. “You have to think about his dad as well with the City link. That could be strong in this situation.

“But let’s see. Fingers crossed, if he does move, that he comes to the red side of Manchester.”

Source: Sport

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