Haaland no longer key transfer target for Man Utd as Solskjaer target these two signings

According to The Athletic, Manchester United have cooled interest in the pursuit of Erling Haaland, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prioritising deals for a new right winger and a new central defender.

Haaland is expected to be one of the most in-demand players during the summer transfer window with Real Madrid and Barcelona already holding talks to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker.

Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea are also interested in the 20 year old Borussia Dortmund striker.

Speaking about a potential move for Haaland, Solskjaer said last week: “Even though I worked with Erling it’s not right for me as Man United manager to talk about him.

“I can talk about being an ex-coach of his, but he will make his own mind up.

“I think the way the world works at the moment, you’d like to do all your business on the quiet and all your talks on the quiet, but there are platforms everywhere, there’s news, the media make that more difficult now.

“We conduct our recruitment, our scouting, and the players that we are interested in, we do it the right way I hope and feel.

“Who we’re interested in, who we can go for and who we will go for, I’m not going to comment on that.”