Manchester United turned down opportunity to sign key Manchester City player for just £4million

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Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Manchester United refused to sign Erling Haaland for just £4million while he was still at Norwegian club Molde.

Solskjaer was Haaland’s manager at Molde. The striker was already carving out a reputation as a potential goalscoring great and Solskjaer recommended him to United back in 2018, shortly before he took over the managerial reigns on an interim basis from Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer told The Athletic: “I got in contact with United because we had this talented striker who they should have had.

“But they didn’t listen, unfortunately. Four million, I asked for. But they never signed him. Four million! Don’t ask (where he is now). He’s too good.”

Haaland instead moved to RB Salzburg where he spent a solitary season before joining German club Borussia Dortmund. He finally joined Manchester City last summer.