Manchester United CAN’T sign Erling Haaland because they are ‘not good enough’, claims Jamie O’Hara, wondering why the star would move from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford with City, Barcelona and Real Madrid in circles.
- Manchester United will struggle to sign Erling Haaland, Jamie O’Hara claims
- The Norwegian starlet will be the subject of a massive tug of war this summer
- But O’Hara believes the Red Devils are not good enough to attract the attacker
- He compared the possible signing to Paul Pogba, who ‘did not work out’
Manchester United’s chance to take over Erling Haaland this summer has been gunned down by former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara, who believes they are ‘not good enough’ to lure Borussia Dortmund forward.
The 20-year-old sensation is one of the most coveted young stars in world football, with a host of elite clubs anticipating a potential transfer fee for the Norwegian with a rating of £ 154 million at the end of the season.
The Red Devils have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona and rivals Liverpool and Man City in the link with Haaland, but O’Hara believes United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no chance of competing with the chasing peloton.
Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) have little chance of signing Erling Haaland (R), says Jamie O’Hara
The former Spurs midfielder thinks United is ‘not good enough’ to lure him to Old Trafford
“They can’t get Haaland – because they’re not good enough,” he said talkSport‘Why is he going to Man United? Why?
‘You need it, but you have Real Madrid, Barca, Manchester City. They need him. ‘
To sign Haaland, United would have to break their club-record transfer fee – which currently stands at £ 89 million for Paul Pogba in 2016 – and O’Hara could see the youngster’s career shrink in the same way as the Frenchman if he went to Old. goes. Trafford.
The former Portsmouth and Billericay Town star – never afraid to voice his views on the match – believes Haaland will be spoiled for choice this summer and will pick the club most likely to ‘win it all’. ‘
Haaland will “want to win everything,” says O’Hara and would be more attracted to Man City
He believes Haaland would suffer at United like Paul Pogba (R) after his initial battle for form
O’Hara added: ‘[United] Paid 100 million pounds for Pogba and he went there thinking they are going to the next level. And it hasn’t worked and he has been trophy-less. Haaland is not going to Manchester United thinking, “We can win something, maybe not”, he is going somewhere where he could win everything. ‘
Solskjaer’s men led the way to win the Premier League title in early 2021, but a dip in form has opened the door for neighbors City to catch up with them, with Pep Guardiola’s men now leading 14 points.
They were dumped from the FA Cup by Leicester City, with the Europa League their only shot at silverware after falling out of the Champions League group stage.
The 20-year-old (pictured last year with his father) will be very interested in his signature
Erling Haaland’s father Alfie (L) and agent Mino Raiola (R) arrived in Barcelona last week
United is on Thursday for a trip to Granada for the first leg of their quarter final.
If the club does not land, it would not be the first time that they miss the player. He seemed nailed to join them in the January transfer window of the 19-20 season, only to turn them down for Borussia Dortmund.
His Bundesliga club have reportedly put a £ 154 million price tag on him as they brace themselves for massive interest this summer.
Haaland’s representatives have already traveled to Spain to hold talks with both Real Madrid and Barcelona about a possible move – his father Alfie and agent Mino Raiola were photographed in the Catalan city last week.