Erling Haaland’s father reveals real reason his son snubbed a move to Manchester United

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Alf-Inge Haaland, father of United target Erling Haaland has hinted his son didn’t join Manchester United in winter transfer window as expected because it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alone who was pushing for the transfer, and did not appear to have the full backing of the United board.

The club lost out in the race for the striker’s signature to German side Borussia Dortmund.

Solskjaer was reportedly keen to sign the 19-year-old and had talks with the player and his team

“You never know how it would go in other clubs. It may well have been good, too, if we had chosen a different route. We’ll never get an answer to that. But we are very happy with the clubs he has been in,” Alf-Inge told TV2.

“You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach.

“I think that’s the most important thing, in addition to how the club has been over the last five or ten years and what direction they’ve taken.”

He added: “Because it’s dangerous to just sign for a coach, because he can suddenly be sacked.”

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