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Solskjaer maintains that he is delighted with Erling Haaland after his blood-curdling start in Borussia Dortmund

“He’s a top boy and it’s fantastic for him”: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintains that he is happy with Erling Haaland after his blood-curdling start at Borussia Dortmund … despite the striker who had the chance to join him in Manchester United

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that he bear no grudge against Erling Haaland
  • The 19-year-old joined Borussia Dortmund in January via Manchester United
  • Haaland has made a blistering start and scored 11 times in just seven games
  • Solskjaer said: “It’s great that Norway has a striker who can score goals again”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that he be happy with Erling Haaland after the blistering start of the Norwegian striker in Borussia Dortmund.

The 19-year-old scored an astonishing 11 goals in just seven games for Dortmund after sealing his £ 17 million switch from Red Bull Salzburg in January.

Solskjaer, who worked with Haaland during his time in charge of Molde, was desperate to recruit his former player for Manchester United last month, but the striker chose to join Dortmund.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that he was happy that Erling Haaland could not stop scoring

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that he was happy that Erling Haaland could not stop scoring

Haaland has scored 11 goals in seven games since joining Borussia Dortmund last month

Haaland has scored 11 goals in seven games since joining Borussia Dortmund last month

Haaland has scored 11 goals in seven games since joining Borussia Dortmund last month

The United boss personally traveled to Salzburg in December after Haaland told the club that he wanted to join them.

Despite Haaland – who scored twice on Tuesday in Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League – a turn after United had a fight over payments to his agent Mino Raiola, Solskjaer insists he has no grudge against the player.

“Normally I never comment on opponents, but since I’ve had Erling, I’m just very happy for him,” Solskjaer said when he talked about the current form of the teenage wonder.

‘He is a top boy, an absolutely fantastic boy, for whom you want the best. And for Norway it is brilliant that we have a striker who can score goals again. “

Solskjaer was less positive about Marcus Rashford after admitting that the English star might no longer play this season – and might even miss Euro 2020 this summer due to a difficult back injury.

The 19-year-old attacker scored a stunning winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the midweek

The 19-year-old attacker scored a stunning winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the midweek

The 19-year-old attacker scored a stunning winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the midweek

He added: “I hope he plays this season. It will just be touch and go to the end.

‘Hopefully we can get through this tournament and extend the season.

“It takes time, I’m not a doctor. I hoped he would recover faster than what he would look like.

“A few months for sure. If he is not fit enough, he will not go (to the euro). “


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