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Pogba spoke, List players set to miss next game, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Erling Haaland



Erling Haaland: Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he keeps in touch with Borussia Dortmund striker

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he keeps in touch with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland but is happy with Manchester United’s transfer policy.

Haaland has developed into one of the world’s most prolific forwards having scored 43 goals in 43 appearances for Dortmund since joining from Red Bull Salzburg at the end of 2019.

Solskjaer, who coached Haaland during his time in charge of Norwegian club Molde, reportedly met with the 20-year-old before his move to Germany after United head scout Marcel Bout had watched him play against Liverpool in the Champions League last season.

United met Haaland’s €20m release clause at the time but could not agree on the conditions for the transfer, with the stumbling block believed to be the value of the requested buy-out option if the Norway international moved to Old Trafford.

Asked if Haaland is still a player he would like to have at United, Solskjaer said: “When you have had kids and players through as a coach you follow them, of course.

“I keep in touch with Erling. It’s great to see him become the player he has become and I know he’ll work 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.”

Haaland is under contract at Dortmund until 2024 but has a reported €75m (£66m) release clause, which comes into effect in the summer of 2022.

Man Utd boss Solskjaer confirms Pogba set to miss a ‘few weeks’ more due to thigh injury

The Norwegian boss has revealed that the Frenchman is still in recovery, while Daniel James has also picked up a knock

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba is set to miss a “few more weeks” of action due to his thigh injury.

Pogba has been sidelined since limping off in the first half of United’s 3-3 draw with Everton at Old Trafford on February 6.

The Frenchman has missed the club’s last three matches in all competitions, including a 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday night, and Solskjaer isn’t expecting him to return for a while yet.

What was said?

Solskjaer also revealed that Daniel James picked up a knock against Sociedad, whom the Red Devils knocked out of Europe with a 4-0 aggregate score, while delivering an update on the fitness of Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani.

“We will have to check on him tonight,” the Norwegian head coach told BT Sport about James after the final whistle at Old Trafford.

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