Paul Scholes unhappy with Manchester United for pulling out of race for brilliant goal machine

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed the club for failing to push further to secure the signing of Erling Haaland in January.

The Red Devils were heavily interested in signing the Norwegian striker, but lost out to German side Borussia Dortmund in the race for his signature.

The former United midfielder believes the club should’ve paid whatever was required to get the deal done.

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Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live about Erling Haaland, Paul Scholes said: “Do you know what, when all the talk was about, I hadn’t seen a lot of him.

“But then once the German football came back and I watched him properly, I thought: ‘Why did Manchester United not just pay whatever anybody wanted for him?

“He looks that good, he’s still young, and he’s an out-and-out goalscorer. He’s quick as well, he’s got real pace.

“He’s a big lad, he’s a presence, and he scores goals – and that’s priceless.”

It was reported that the club decided to pull out of a deal due to his agent Mino Raiola’s demands. He ended up joining Borussia Dortmund instead, where he scored 16 goals in half a season.