Manchester United would regret not signing this extraordinary player

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Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has said that the club have missed out on a major player in world football in the next ten years in failing to sign for Erling Haaland.

“He is extraordinary,” he told talkSPORT.

“He reminds me of 6ft 5in Harry Kane, but he’s bigger, stronger and quicker, he’s that’s good. He’s so much of a threat.

“This lad is so direct, he’s got great attacking instincts and he is HUGE. He’s the kind of player in kid’s football that you look at and think, ‘he can’t be 15!’ He’s a giant. Just watching he just oozes confidence and even before the game he’s got a big smile on his face, he’s laughing. He’s only 19.

“I don’t believe it’s Man United’s fault, I just think they felt they couldn’t get this deal done because of the agent and the way it was heading… but they’ve lost a major player in world football in the next ten years.

“I can’t remember a forward that big, that quick, that strong, and with that great a touch in the game.”

The Norway international reportedly assured the club he would join us during a meeting with club officials in Salzburg in December.

The 19-year-old, however, changed his decision and joined BVB as he wanted to continue to play in the Champions League this term.

Haaland scored his 10th and 11th goals in seven appearances for the Bundesliga outfit in Tuesday’s Champions League 2-1 win over Paris Saint-German.