Paul Scholes condemns Manchester United’s decision not to sign ‘real deal’ Erling Haaland in January
“Why didn’t Manchester United just pay what someone wanted for him?”: Paul Scholes denounces decision not to sign ‘real deal’ Erling Haaland in January … despite the fine form of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood
Paul Scholes maintains that Manchester United made a mistake by deciding not to sign Erling Haaland this season at Red Bull Salzburg.
Scholes also implicitly criticized former Red Devils teammate and current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, suggesting that the club should have paid ‘anything anyone wanted’ for ‘real deal’ Haaland.
Solskjaer coached Haaland at Norwegian club Molde, but was unable to convince the sniper to join United during the winter transfer window after negotiations with agent Mino Raiola failed.
The youngster chose to join Borussia Dortmund instead of a £ 18 million deal, reportedly earning £ 130,000 a week.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have each scored 20 goals for United this season, while Mason Greenwood has also chipped 15, but Scholes believes the addition of Haaland would have significantly improved Solskjaer’s team.
Scholes said, “When German football came back and I watched it closely, I thought,” Why didn’t Manchester United just pay what someone wanted for him? ‘
“He looks so good, he’s still young and he’s a real goalscorer.
“He’s also fast, he’s really fast. He’s a big boy, he’s there and he scores goals – which is invaluable.
Looking back – and you know what, he may still be available, who knows, on time – but United will have to pay him a lot of money. But what then? He really looks. ‘
The 19-year-old has scored 16 goals in 18 games for Dortmund and pillaged 40 goals this season in 40 games in total.