Solskjaer reveals Haaland contact amid Man Utd transfer speculation
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he is still in contact with Erling Haaland and refused to rule out Manchester United making a move for the Borussia Dortmund man.
Solskjaer has a good relationship with the 20-year-old having managed him at Molde, and it is understood that the Red Devils tried to sign him in the 2020 January transfer window before he ultimately moved to the Bundesliga.
A release clause in his contract would allow him to leave for €75 million (£65m) in the summer of 2022 and it has led to frenzied speculation about his future.
What has Solskjaer said?
The United manager was asked about a possible reunion with his former player ahead of Man Utd’s clash against Real Sociedad in the Europa League.
He said: “I think when you’ve had kids and players through as a coach, you follow them, of course. I keep in touch with Erling and it’s great to see him become the player he has become and I know he’ll work to improve all the time.
Solskjaer confirms 4 players will miss Sociedad clash
Manchester United will be looking to finish the job and book their place in the last-16 of the Europa League when they take on Real Sociedad on Thursday night.
Ahead of the game at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference video call this afternoon and he’s provided a team news and injury update.
Unfortunately, the Red Devils boss confirmed that four first team squad players will miss the game tomorrow night as Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani have all once again been ruled out.
Pogba has been on the sidelines in recently weeks due to a thigh injury and although the French international is back in light training, Solskjaer says the midfielder is not ready to return to first team action.
Cavani and van de Beek missed Manchester United’s win over Newcastle United at the weekend and the first leg victory at Sociedad last week due to muscle injuries and the duo remain unavailable for selection.
McTominay is United’s final significant injury absentee for the Europa League second leg on Thursday night as the Scottish international is still recovering from a knock that kept him out at the weekend.
Solskjaer is expected to rest some of his key players tomorrow ahead of Sunday’s huge clash with Chelsea and the boss has confirmed Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire will be involved against Sociedad – although he stopped short of saying if the youngsters would start the game.